Illustration of "Abobra tenuifolia"
Illustration of Abobra tenuifolia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamily: Cucurbitoideae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Genus: Abobra
A. tenuifolia
Binomial name
Abobra tenuifolia

Abobra is a monotypic genus of the gourd family containing the one species Abobra tenuifolia (syn. Abobra viridiflora Naudin, Bryonia tenuifolia Hook. & Arn.). It is a diecious, perennial climbing plant reaching up to 4 meters height native to South America (Argentinia, Brasil, and Uruguay) and sometimes cultivated as ornamental plants and also for its edible fruits. The flowers exude a strong fragrance and are of pale green color and blossom between July and August. The seeds ripen between September and October. The fruit is ovoid and has a diameter of 14 mm. Common names include cranberry gourd.


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