EPPO Global Database

Coccinia grandis(COCGR)

Code created in: 2002-07-18

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: COCGR
  • Preferred name: Coccinia grandis
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Voigt


Western Asia (Yemen, Arabia, Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia, China, Sénégal to Somalia, Guinée to Cameroon, Zaïre, East Africa. Introduced in Mediterranean (eastern), Mozambique, USA (Texas, Florida), Central America, Caribbean, South America (Colombia, Guyanas, eastern Brazil), Australia (Western, Northern, Queensland)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Bryonia grandis Linnaeus
Cephalandra grandis (Linnaeus) Kurz
Cephalandra indica (Wight & Arnott) Naudin
Coccinia indica Wight & Arnott

Common names
Name Language
ivy gourd English
kovai fruit English
scarlet-fruited ivy gourd English
scarlet gourd English
Scharlachranke German
courge écarlate French
telakucha Bengali
hóng guā Chinese
红瓜 Chinese
kundru Hindi
tendli Hindi