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Common name

Mandarin: 三尖栝楼 (san jian gua lou)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2635)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2573)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2146)

      Order: Cucurbitales (28)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (26)(family description)

          Genus: Trichosanthes (5)

            Epithet: tricuspidata Lour. (1)

Synonyms: Modecca bracteata Lam., Trichosanthes bracteata (Lam.) Voigt, Trichosanthes palmata Roxb., Trichosanthes pubera Blume

bracteata => having prominent bracts

palmata => lobed or divided like a hand

tricuspidata => with three sharp points

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Trichosanthes tricuspidata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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