Plant ID forum: yellow flowering vine in Brazil

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Nov 10, 2011 1:43 AM CST
I thought maybe someone might recognize this member of the Cucurbitaceae family (I think..)
It was growing in a front yard in Rio de Janeiro..

I don't remember now if this fruit belongs to the same plant, but it was growing entwined with the previous ..

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Nov 10, 2011 7:21 AM CST
I found Momordica charantia on delta-intkey Myriam, it looks to have the same leaf shape. There's also a photo on discoverlife, I looked at all the thumbnails in the family and bingo!

http://delta-intkey.com/angio/www/cucurbit.htm

http://www.discoverlife.org/mp/20p?see=I_PAO9690

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Momordica+charantia&rlz=1I7... 08-7TpSaFJCu8QOskeSfBw

Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Nov 10, 2011 9:00 AM CST
Bingo Hurray! it is Momordica charantia! and the fruit does belong to it!
Thanks a bunch, Janet! Smiling

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