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Trichosanthes cucumerina

Common names

Snake gourd, serpent gourd, chichinda, padwal

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Trichosanthes cucumerina is a tropical or subtropical vine, its variety T. cucumerina var. anguina raised for its strikingly long fruit, used as a vegetable, medicine, and in crafting traditional Australian musical instruments known as didgeridoos. Common names of the cultivated variety include snake gourd, serpent gourd, chichinda, and padwal.[+]

LinkFruits of snake gourd (padwal, Trichosanthes cucumerina) in Vegetable Market, Wholesale Markets area. Doha, Qatar, April 7, 2012
Location on mapsHaloul St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower of snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) on Al Wosail Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 8, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wosail Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkClose up of a flower of snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) on Al Wosail Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 8, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wosail Street, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower of snake gourd (Trichosanthes cucumerina) taken from Al Wosail Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wosail Street, Doha, Qatar

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