Trichosanthes

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    Trichosanthes @ National Museum of Japanese History 'Botanical Garden'
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    Trichosanthes @ National Museum of Japanese History 'Botanical Garden'
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    Trichosanthes @ National Museum of Japanese History 'Botanical Garden'
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    Trichosanthes @ National Museum of Japanese History 'Botanical Garden'
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    Trichosanthes @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Trichosanthes
Formal Name
Trichosanthes cucumerina
Alias
snake gourd
Habitat
Ind
Morph
annual vine vegetable plant

Comment

What is Trichosanthes

snake gourd(scientific name: Trichosanthes cucumerina is an annual vine vegetable plant of the trichosanthes , of the family cucurbitaceae native to Ind. From late summer to early autumn evening to early next morning, a beautiful white lace-like flower resembling a craphori will bloom. However, the shape of the fruit differs greatly, red ovoid fruits are made, but this species makes green fruit crowned like a serpentine like a snake. If it grows to about 50 cm, it will be edible as a vegetable.

Common name: snake gourd, scientific name: Trichosanthes cucumerina, synonym: Trichosanthes anguina, also known as snake gourd, Nagamino karasu-uri, plant height: 3-5 m, leaf shape: palm shape, leaf diameter: 25 cm, Leaves: Alternate, Gender Equality, Male Flower: Summary Inflorescence, Female Flower: Single Flower, Flowering Season: July - September, Wreath Corolla: 5 Fissures Laminated Long, Fruit Length: 30-200 cm, Fruit Color : Green → red, use: shade shelf, vegetables.

Detailed information

Order
Cucurbitales
Family
Cucurbitaceae
Genus
Trichosanthes
Species
T. cucumeroides
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
High cup
Leaf type
Palmate
Leaf edge
Dentate
Flowering place
(sub-) Tropical area
Color
White
Season
JulAugSep
Height
300 ~ 500 [cm]
Diameter
5 ~ 10

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