Winter melon

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Basic information

Flower Name
Winter melon
Formal Name
Benincasa hispida
Alias
Winter melon, Benincasa hispida, wax gourd, wax gourd
Habitat
Java Island, India
Morph
Annual vines grass, vegetables

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What is Winter melon

Winter melon, scientific name:Benincasa hispida, is an annual vines grass and vegetables of the Benincasa genus ,of the Cucurbitaceae Department native to India and Java Island. Countless blooms yellow flowers in summer. However, the flowers come to fruition, so is a typical example of the "dustbin". In addition to vegetables and fruit, vines and leaves stir fry. Have a diuretic effect and is used in traditional Chinese medicine. Not much taste, but in China topping, stew, soup, steamed, and vinegar, and medicinal material.

Common name: winter melon, scientific name:Benincasa hispida, origin: India, Java, life type: thick vine annual grass , Stem: tendrils, leaves: palmate with 5-7 cut, Monoecious and flower color: yellow, petal number: five, flowering: summer, fruit: berries, fruit shape: oblong, fruit length: 30-50 cm, fruit diameter: 20-30 cm, pericarp color: green, flesh color: white, harvest time: July-August Applications: in addition to vegetables and fruit, vines and leaves to stir fry. The seeds are diuretic, antiphlogistic (traditional Chinese medicine), taste: tasteless, how to Cook: topping, stew, soup, steamed, vinegar, medicinal

Detailed information

Order
Cucurbitales
Family
Cucurbitaceae
Genus
Benincasa
Species
B. hispida
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Urn
Leaf type
Palmate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
field
Color
Yellow
Season
JulAugSep
Height
300 ~ 1000 [cm]
Diameter
8 ~ 10

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