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Trichosanthes kirilowii var. japonica / Kikarasuuri キカラスウリ

Bloom time: July-September

   
Family:
 
Cucurbitaceae /
  Urika


 

Species in the genus Trichosanthes:


Trichosanthes kirilowii var. japonica / Kikarasuuri

   

Trichosanthes kirilowii var. japonica / Kikarasuuri キカラスウリ

 
Trichosanthes kirilowii var. japonica is a perennial vine that grows in thickets or forest edges. Leaves are alternate; surfaces have short hairs, dark green and glossy. Dioecious: Both male and female flowers open in the evening and generally wither the following day. Male inflorescences are 10-20cm long, and female flowers singly generate themselves at axils. The flowers are white; corollas generally cut themselves in five, and their margins divide into lacy segments and grow to 5-10cm in diameter. Sap fruit is 7-10cm long, spherical orbicular-ovate; young ones are green and mature in yellow. Bloom time: July-September.
                     
                   
                     

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