Cyclanthera pedata

Caigua
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Cucurbitales
Family:Cucurbitaceae
Genus:Cyclanthera
Species:
C. pedata
Binomial name
Cyclanthera pedata
(L.) Schrader
Synonyms[1]
  • Anguria pedatisecta Nees & Mart. [Spelling variant]
  • Anguria pedisecta Nees & Mart.
  • Apodanthera pedisecta (Nees & Mart.) Cogn.
  • Cyclanthera digitata Arn.
  • Cyclanthera edulis Naudin ex Huber
  • Momordica pedata L.

Cyclanthera pedata, known as caigua, is a herbaceous vine grown for its edible fruit, which is predominantly used as a vegetable. It is known from cultivation only, and its use goes back many centuries as evidenced by ancient phytomorphic ceramics from Peru depicting the fruits.

Origin and distribution

Not known in the wild, but presumably native to the Andes where it has been traditionally cultivated.[2]

Other Languages
čeština: Ačokča
नेपाली: बरेला
Runa Simi: Achuqcha
Sranantongo: Caigua
српски / srpski: Дивљи краставац
svenska: Korila
Tiếng Việt: Cyclanthera pedata
中文: 小雀瓜