Cucurbita longa W.M.Fletcher

, Gazetteer Bombay Presid. 18(pt. 2, Poona): 58 (1885).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:60476208-2
Publication
Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency. Bombay
Collation
18(pt. 2, Poona): 58
Family as entered in IPNI
Cucurbitaceae

Type Information

Locality
cultivated
Distribution Of Types
India (Indian Subcontinent, Asia-Tropical)

Remarks

Protologue: ... Cucurbita longa, a creeping plant, is usually grown in garden lands round the edge of the crops. It begins to bear in two or three months. The fruit, which is sometimes thirty or thirty-six inches long, has soft white flesh. It is a common and favourite vegetable. The skin and seeds are used in chatni. It is also made into a sweetmeat called halva.