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Trichosanthes is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines.
Additional recommended knowledge
The shoots, tendrils, and leaves of some or possibly all species may be eaten as greens, and at least two species are raised for their fleshy fruits used as vegetables, most popular in South Asia and Southeast Asia:
At least two species are raised for use in traditional Chinese medicine, under the name gualou (Chinese: 栝楼; pinyin: guālóu):
Other species include:
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