Benincasa hispida

Benincasa hispida Benincasa hispida Benincasa hispida

Benincasa hispida - A large trailing or climbing plant with stout , hispid stems; tendrils 2-fid. Leaves 10-25 cm in diameter, reniform, cordate, more or less 5-lobed, hispids beneath; petioles7.5-10 cm long without glands. Flowers large, yellow, monoecious, solitary. Fruits 30-45 cm long, broadly cylindric, not ribbed, hairy, ultimately covered with a waxy bloom; seeds many.

Scientific Name Benincasa hispida
Family Name CUCURBITACEAE
English Name White gourd
Local Name Alu puhul (අළු පුහුල්)
Sanskrit Name Kushmanda
Conservation Status
Status Only under cultivation
Edible Parts Fruit

Benincasa hispida Benincasa hispida Benincasa hispida

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