SL Flora


Ash Gourd-Cucurbita hispida-Alu Puhul


Winter Melon or Alu Puhul Leaves and Fruits

Common Classification
Common Names Ash Gourds, White Gourd, Winter Melon
Name in Sinhalese Alu Puhul
Categories Herbs, Vegetable
Scientific Classification
Family Cucurbitaceae
Genus Benincasa
Species B. hispida
Scientific Names Benincasa hispida
Status

Culinary / Edible YesHighFruits
Use as Medicament Yes Mid Fruits and Roots
Poisoned / Toxin No


Description
Origin  Native to South Asia. Cultivated on several countries in the world. Fruits are used  for vegetables and many other Foods and drinks. Found in throughout Sri Lanka in Home gardens and vegetable gardens
Identification 
Flower of Ash Gourd
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