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Common name

Mandarin: 帽儿瓜 (mao er gua)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Cucurbitales (26)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (26)(family description)

          Genus: Cucumis (2)

            Epithet: maderaspatanus L. (1)

Synonyms: Bryonia althaeoides Ser., Mukia maderaspatana (L.) M.Roem.

althaeoides => resembling Althaea

maderaspatana => from the Madras region of India


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Cucumis maderaspatanus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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