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Common name

English: Squirting Cucumber

German: Spritzgurke

Mandarin: 喷瓜 (pen gua)

Portuguese: Pepino De São Gregório

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Cucurbitales (25)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (25)(family description)

          Genus: Ecballium (1)

            Epithet: elaterium (L.) A. Rich. (1)

Synonym: Momordica elaterium L.

elaterium => abstergent, purgative

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Ecballium elaterium at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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