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Coccinia grandis, Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Tindora

Coccinia grandis

Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Tindora
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Origin: Africa, Asia and Australia
Vine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Ivy Gourd can be distinguished by its five-point, palm-shaped leaves. White, star-shaped flowers distinguish this weed from other vines. These white flowers give way to small, green, pickle-sized fruits which eventually turn scarlet in color. The fruit is edible and resembles sweet-and-sour cucumber with fresh flavor. Best eaten when fruit are not quite ripe (green).


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