Wednesday, July 17, 2013

coccinia grandis, ivy gourd

I saw this plant growing in an abandoned lot at UP Clarkfied and it was identified as simply a cucumber growing wild. The fruits are small and turn bright red when overripe.

The fruits look like little cucumbers or elongated water melons.

Plantcoccinia grandis
Common name Ivy Gourd, Scarlet Gourd, Thai spinach, Kovai, Tindora
Location/date Clarkfield Pampanga / July 17, 2013
CameraFujifilm HS25EXR
PhotographerDr. Ernesto P. Adorio
AcknowledgmentAl Ferrer claud Jr.(Identification as uwak),
Gil R. Mayo (Identification as coccinia grandis)

December 30, 2013.

Gil Jr. Mayo gave the corrected sciname coccinea grandis, which I formerly named Cucumis sativus!.and I will stop calling this as pipinong ligaw. The fruits are edible. See




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