Japanese snake gourd/ Karasu-uri

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カラスウリ/ Serpent Gourd
カラスウリ/ Serpent Gourd

学名/ Botanical name : Trichosanthes cucumeroides

シノニム/ Synonym : Trichosanthes pilosa, Anguina cucumeroides, Anguina dicoelosperma, Anguina hearnii,
Anguina himalensis, Anguina horsfieldii, Anguina ovigera,Anguina pilosa, Bryonia cucumeroides,
Platygonia himalensis, Platygonia kaempferi, Trichosanthes ascendens, Trichosanthes boninensis, Trichosanthes cavaleriei,Trichosanthes chinensis, Trichosanthes chingiana, Trichosanthes cucumeroides var. cavaleriei, Trichosanthes cucumeroides var. dicoelosperma, Trichosanthes cucumeroides var. formosana, Trichosanthes cucumeroides var. hainanensis, Trichosanthes cucumeroides var. stenocarpa, Trichosanthes dicoelosperma, Trichosanthes formosana, Trichosanthes hainanensis, Trichosanthes hearnii, Trichosanthes himalensis, Trichosanthes himalensis var. indivisa, Trichosanthes holtzei, Trichosanthes horsfieldii, Trichosanthes mafuluensis, Trichosanthes matsudae, Trichosanthes okamotoi, Trichosanthes ovigera, Trichosanthes ovigera var. sikkimensis, Trichosanthes pierrei, Trichosanthes rostrata, Trichosanthes trichocarpa, Trichosanthes vanoverberghii

英名/ English name : Japanese snake gourd

日本名/ Japanese name: カラスウリ 烏瓜、唐朱瓜

原産地/ Original : Japan, china

白いくもの巣のような花を咲かせます。一般には夜に花を咲かせ、昼は萎れた花の姿になります。秋にオレンジ色から真っ赤な実をならせ目立ちますが、苦くて食用にならず、鳥もあまり食べないようで晩秋まで残っている姿を見かけます。

It is a tropical or semitropical vine bearing an red orange color edible fruit. This plant is very similar in its vegetative characters to the more widespread “snake gourd”, Trichosanthes cucumerina, the flower and leaves of the two species are very similar but the fruits of this plant are round to egg-shaped, about 7 cm long and not resembling a snake

Wikipedia English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichosanthes_pilosa

Wikipedia 日本語:https://www.google.co.jp/#q=%E3%82%AB%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B9%E3%82%A6%E3%83%AA

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