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Madras Pea Pumpkin   
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Madras Pea Pumpkin
ntroduced Photo: Dinesh Valke
Common name: Madras pea pumpkin, Rough bryony • Hindi: Aganaki, Agumaki, बिलाड़ी Bilari • Marathi: Bilavi • Tamil: Musumuskkai, Nagilangiai • Malayalam: Chitrati, Mukkalpiram • Telugu: Musumusukaya, Potti budamu • Kannada: Chitrati
Botanical name: Cucumis maderaspatanus    Family: Cucurbitaceae (Pumpkin family)
Synonyms: Mukia maderaspatana

An annual sparse climber that spreads over vegetation. Symmetrical ovate leaves, angularly shallowly to deeply 3-5 lobed, are 3-9 cm long. Flowers yellow 1 cm across. Pea-sized fruits are green, turning to orange and then red, as they mature. Flowering: April-October.

Identification credit: Dinesh Valke
Photographed in Mumbai, Maharashtra & Karighatta hill, Karnataka.
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