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3bi. Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. momordica (Roxb.) Cogn. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 3:484. 1881. Duthie and Fuller, Field & Gard. Crops 2:55. t. 53, 1883.

Vern.: Phut, Phoot.


  • Cucumis momordica Roxb.

    Fruits oval or cylindrical, smooth, yellow in colour, often spotted with dark green, when ripe bursts spontaneously, varies in size from 30-60 x 7-15 cm. The young fruits resemble the cucumber. The flesh is mealy and insipid.

    Fl. Per.: June-Sept.

    Type: Described from cultivation from Tanjore country and the Southern parts of Karnatik.

    Distribution: Cultivated throughout India and Pakistan.

    The young fruit is used as a substitute for the cucumber or cooked as vegetable. Although it is inferior to the melon, the fruit is eaten on ripening.


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