Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Echallium elatarium

Echallium elatarium Squirting cucumber

Pepinillos del Diablo
Flowers from May to October. If the fruit is touched it will explode and spray you and it's surroundings with a liquid and hundreds of seeds. It is poisonous, though is used as a herbal medicine in Turkey for Sinusitis. The liquid is placed directly into the nostrils.

1 comment:

  1. We have loads of these next to our house. In Spanish they are called "pepinillos del diablo" (the devil's gherkins).