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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cucumis metuliferus or the horned cucumber from Kahamdong-Singtam.


Cucumis metuliferus, orginally from Africa is consumed for juice and salad. The pecuilarity of this species lies inside the friut as it contains large numbers of seeds. This fruit is more popular for its horn and is also known as African horned cucumber. 
This particular species was collected from Khamdong-Singtam.
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