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Noun1.Ecballium - exploding cucumber; squirting cucumber
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Cucurbitaceae, family Cucurbitaceae, gourd family - a family of herbaceous vines (such as cucumber or melon or squash or pumpkin)
Ecballium elaterium, exploding cucumber, squirting cucumber, touch-me-not - Mediterranean vine having oblong fruit that when ripe expels its seeds and juice violently when touched
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Later, his studies showed that estrogens promoted female flower development in Ecballium elaterium, while androgens increased the number of male flowers (Kopcewicz, 1971).
Isilik otu, Tas korugu (ISTE 109598, 109597) Umbilicus rupestris Kaplik otu (Salisb.) Dandy (ISTE 109596) Cucurbitaceae Ecballium elaterium (L.) Aci bostan, Aci dulek, Aci A.Rich.
CuE was extracted from the fruit juice of Ecballium elaterium (L.) A.Rich., collected from Marsascala (Malta) with a yield of 52% from the prepared elaterin.
Ouaini, "Cucurbitacins from Ecballium elaterium juice increase the binding of bilirubin and ibuprofen to albumin in human plasma," Chemico-Biological Interactions, vol.
Keywords: Cucurbitaceae, black watermelon bug, Ecballium elaterium, Heteroptera, viruses.
If you seek a talking point for your garden, how about Ecballium elaterium, the squirting cucumber that fires its seeds 30 feet?
Stuppner, "1H and13 C NMR signal assignment of cucurbitacin derivatives from Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrader and Ecballium elaterium L.
Similar results were supported by Attard and Spiteri, (2001) who demonstrated that media containing 5 mg/1 NAA did not support the high percentage for callus induction in Ecballium elaterium [8].
Companeras: Silene inaperta 1, Rubus ulmifolius + en 2; Ecballium elaterium 2 en 3; Tolpis barbata +, Thymus mastichina 1 en 4; Asparagus albus +, Thymbra capitata 1 en 5; Asparagus aphyllus + en 6; Lamarckia aurea, Chenopodium murale y Solanum dulcamara 1, Polypogon monspeliensis 2 en 7; Chamaemelum mixtum, Blackstonia perfoliata, Pulicaria paludosa, Paronychia argentea, Trifolium angustifolium, Trifolium arvense y Trifolium stellatum 1, Silene gallica, Sanguisorba verrucosa, Sanguisorba minor, Cistus ladanifer y Andryala ragusina +, Trifolium campestre 2 en 8.