Dummela - Bitter Watermelon Seeds (Gymnopetalum integrifolium)
Price for Package of 5 seeds.
Gymnopetalum scabrum or Trichosanthes integrifolia is species of gourd family called in Sinhalese as Dummela". It is endemic plant to Sri Lanka. This is a important rare medicinal plant occasionally found on scrub jungle or wood land in wet zone in Sri Lanka. Also, it is extinct plant from wild and classified as a critically endangered plant by Sri Lanka Biodiversity Secretariat. The plant is a creeper that climb on another tree about 4 or 5 meters in height and some time may be terrestrial. It is rarely found on home gardens that cultivated as a medicinal plant.
Leaves: Fruit short ellipsoid or globose, (2-)3-4 cm long, finely (sparsely) hairy, glabrescent, not ribbed. Seeds narrowly elliptic, 6-9 by 2.5-3 by 1.5-2 mm, faces small, almost smooth, demarcated by groove from broad, rounded margin.
Flowering and fruiting throughout the year.