malformalady:

The Serpent Gourd flower(Trichosanthes cucumerina). T cucumerina is a tropical or subtropical vine The gourd is popular in Southern India and Southeast Asia. It comes in various colors, sizes and shapes, growing to as long as 6 feet, and in Asia is often seen with a rock tied to the tip to keep it growing straight. Shoots and leaves are also eaten as a vegetable. The Snake Gourd has a very strange flower that opens at night

Photo credit: © tomrapsey on Flickr

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