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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture
Benincasa (name of an Italian nobleman). Cucurbitaceae. Annual running squash-like herbs grown sparingly for the edible fruits.
Leaves 5-lobed soft-hairy: fls. solitary, yellow, monoecious, the staminate long-peduncled, the pistillate nearly sessile; corolla deeply lobed; tendrils 2-3- branched.—Two species in Trop. Asia.
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