Sorting Coccinia names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :



Coccinia abyssinica (Lam.) Cogn.

SYNONYM(S) :   Bryonia abyssinica Lam.

ENGLISH :  Anchote (Ethiopia).

FRENCH : Gourde écarlate d'Ethiopie, Gourde écarlate d'Abyssinie.


Coccinia adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.

SYNONYM(S) :   Coccinia parvifolia Cogn., Coccinia pubescens (Sond.) Eyles, Momordica adoensis A. Rich.

AFRIKAANS : Bobbejaangif.

ENGLISH : Wild spinach (South Africa).

Coccinia grandis (L.) J. Voigt

SYNONYM(S) :  Bryonia alceifolia Willd, Bryonia grandis L., Coccinia cordifolia sensu auct., non (L.) Cogn., Cephalandra indica Naud.,    Coccinia cordifolia (L.) Cogn. var. alceifolia (Willd.) Cogn., Coccinia cordifolia (L.) Cogn. var. wightiana (M.Roem.) Cogn., Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt  var. wightiana (M.Roem.) Greb., Coccinia indica Wight & Arn., Coccinia loureiriana M.Roem., Coccinia wightiana M.Roem., Cucumis pavel Kostel., Momordica bicolor Blume, Momordica covel Dennst., Momordica monadelpha Roxb.

CHINESE : Hong gua.

DANISH : Skariagenagurk.

ENGLISH : Ivy gourd, Scarlet gourd, Scarlet-fruited gourd, Kowai fruit.

FRENCH : Gourde écarlate de l'Inde.

HINDI : Bimb, Bimba, Kanduri, Kanturi, Kundree, Kundru.

JAPANESE :     Yasai karasu uri.

KANNADA : Kaagethonde , Konde ball , Theekkuduru, Thonde balli, Thundike.

MALAY : Pepasan, Papasan (Indonesia), Bolu teke (Java).

MALAYALAM : Kova, Koval.

MARATHI : Tondili.

NEPALESE : Akhu pami, Gol kankri, Kundaruu (Kundaru), Van kirii (Van kiri).

ORIYA : Kunduri.

SANSKRIT :  Bimbi, Bimbika (as C. indica), Jivaka, Patuparni, Vimba, Vira.

SPANISH : Pepino cimarrón.

TAMIL :  Covay, Kotturukanni, Kovai, Kovaikkay, Naripputu, Rattakkovai, Tirattikkovai, Vattakkovai, Velikkovai, Vimpa, Vimpakam, Vimpi, Vimpikai.

TELUGU : Kaki donda.

THAI :   ตำลึง   Tam lueng, ผักตำลึง    Phak tam lueng.



Other names of uncertain origin : Dtumleung (possibly from Thailand), Gelowda, Ole kavi (possibly from India), Telacucha (possibly from India), Tindora (possibly from India), Tindola (possibly from India), Tindori (possibly from India).

of edible shoots by J.S. Siemonsma on PROSEA site. < >
of fruits by Clifford W. Smith at Prelude or at Botany Dept. University of Hawaii.
of flower by Clifford W. Smith at Prelude or at Botany Dept. University of Hawaii.


For cultivars details see PROSEA Handbooks < >


Coccinia palmata (Sond.) Cogn.

SYNONYM(S) :  Cephalandra palmata E. Mey. ex Sond.

AFRIKAANS : Bospampoentijie, Wildepampoentjie.

ZULU : Ibhece lehlathi .





Clifford W. Smith, 1998, Ivy Gourd - Scarlet-Fruited Gourd, Botany Department, University of Hawaii. < >

Grigson Jane & Knox Charlotte (Illustrations), 1986, Exotic Fruits and Vegetables, Henry Holt and Company. New York.

Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project, 1998, Ivy Gourd - An Invasive Weed in Hawaii. An on-line dossier on Coccinia grandis - noxious weed. < >

Jean Lehmann's Prelude. Galerie de Photos . Liste des Noms des Plants : (This is a long list of botanical names that may take some time to download (463K). One needs a powerful machine to handle the collections of photographs on each page. < >

USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (06 February 2000). Search engine.

Wiersema John H. & León Blanca, 1999, World Economic Plants - A Standard Reference, CRC Press LLC.




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