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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.

Family: Cucurbitaceae Genus: Lagenaria Species: Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.






Synonym Cucurbita lagenaria, Lagenaria vulgaris Flower Color White
Common Name Bottle gourd, calabash Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Bottle Gourd, Kalbas Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Khongdrum Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1800 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruit large, variable, up to 800 X 200 mm, subglobose to cylindrical, flask-shaped or globose with a constriction above the middle; fleshy, densely hairy to ultimately glabrous, indehiscent, green, maturing yellowish or pale brown, pulp drying out completely on ripening, leaving a thick, hard, hollow
Habitat Occurs in cultivated Beds Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Tropical Asia and Africa Bark Details Ribbed, thick, brittle, softly hairy, up to 5 m long, cut stems exude no sap
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Climber stems prostrate or climbing, angular, ribbed, thick, brittle, softly hairy, up to 5 m long, cut stems exude no sap Leaf Details Leaves up to 400 mm long and 400 mm broad, shortly and softly hairy, broadly egg-, kidney- or heart-shaped in outline, undivided, angular or faintly 3-7-lobed, lobes rounded

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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