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Trichosanthes cucumerina

Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin, or gourd family) » Trichosanthes cucumerina

 

try-kos-ANTH-us -- from the Greek trichos (hairy) and anthos (flowers)

koo-KOO-may-ree-nuh -- meaning, related to cucumber - from the Greek kykyon

 

commonly known as: wild snake gourd • Hindi: जंगली चिचोण्डा jungli chichonda, कड़वा परवर kadva parvar, pudel • Kannada: paduvalakaayi • Malayalam: padavalanga • Marathi: जंगली पडवल jungli padwal, कडू पडवळ kadu padwal, पडोळ padol • Sanskrit: पटोल patola • Tamil: காட்டுப்பேய்ப்புடல் kattuppeypputal • Telugu: అడవిపొట్ల adavipotla, potlakaaya

  

References: Flowers of IndiaWikipediamultilingual multiscript plant name database

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Taken on August 26, 2007