Trichosanthes

Trichosanthes cucumerina

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  • Flower name
    Trichosanthes
  • Scientific name
    Trichosanthes cucumerina
  • Alias蛇瓜, snake gourd
  • Place of originInd
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September

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.


  • Eye
    Cucurbitales
  • Family
    Cucurbitaceae
  • Genus
    Trichosanthes
  • Species
    T. cucumeroides
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    High cup-shaped
  • Leaf type
    Palm shape
  • Edge of the leaf
    Toothed
  • Life typeannual vine vegetable plant
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height300.0 ~ 500.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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