Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Coqn.

Family: Cucurbitaceae Genus: Benincasa Species: Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Coqn.






Synonym Benincasa cerifera, Cucurbita hispida Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Winter melon, White gourd, Winter gourd, Tallow gourd, Chinese preserving melon,Ash gourd Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Wax Gourd, Ash Gourd, White Gourd Melon Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Torobot Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1000 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Climber Fruit Details (Pepo) Fruits large, succulent, densely hairy when young with a thick waxy deposit when mature
Habitat Cultivated Bark Type Rugged
Distribution India,China, New Guinea and Australia Bark Details Thick, hairy stems are clad with large, roughly-textured
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Cordate
Description of Species The melon may grow as large as 80 cm in length Leaf Details Leaves large to 25 X 25cm, orbicular-cordate, 5-7-lobed, margin irregularly dentate, scabrous; petiole to 15 cm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found