Chinese Bottle Gourd: Double Ovary?

JohnleprekanDecember 30, 2013

Hi, the plant in question is the Chinese bottle gourd, also known as a calabash (Lagenaria siceraria). It has two bulges on the mature fruit. It is like this, even as an ovary on the flower. Can someone tell me if these two bulges are two different ovaries on the same fruit and how this evolved or if it a single fruit in this shape?

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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

The double bulge of the fruit is just the shape of the fruit, it's not the result of a double ovary.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 10:20AM
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