Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species:
Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn.

Family: Cucurbitaceae Genus: Trichosanthes Species:
Trichosanthes cucumerina Linn.
( जंगली चचिंडा , चिचोंड )






Synonym Anguina cucumerina (Linn.) Kuntze, Cucumis anguinus (Linn.) Linn. Flower Color White
Common Name Jungali Chachinda, Snake Gourd Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Snake Gourd, Viper gourd Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name jangali Chachinda, Chichonda Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1300 m Fruit Type Pepo
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruits ovoid – conical, beaked.
Habitat Common; waste places, scrub forests, open ravines Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Throughout India; Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indonesia, Philippines, N. Australia. Bark Details Smooth and green in colour.
Distribution in Haryana Gurgaon, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Morni-Pinjore, Yamuna Nagar Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Annual, trailing – ascending, glandular – hairy, climber; tendrils 3 – fid. Leaves broadly ovate, orbicular, 3 – 7 angular, faintly denticulate, hairy on both surfaces; Male flowers peduncled, few in number, ebracteate; female flowers solitary. Clayx glandular – hairy; lobes lanceolate, acute. Fruits berry, ovoid – conical, beaked. Leaf Details Leaves broadly ovate, orbicular, 3 – 7 angular, faintly denticulate, hairy on both surfaces

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details