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Snake Gourd (flower to fruit)

Trichosanthes cucumerina


Small white flowers. Petals have thread-like filaments that look very artistic. The edible fruit is green with snake-like striations on it.


Growing these in my rooftop terrace garden...hoping to harvest some vegetables...will keep posting the fruits when these are formed.


Called Chichinga in Bangla. The fruits are elongated and tiny stones need to be tied to the free end so that they grow straight, making peeling and chopping easy.

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Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Spotted on Mar 28, 2016
Submitted on Mar 28, 2016

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