Ecballium elaterium


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Ecballium elaterium

toxic plant in the family Cucurbitaceae; contains cucurbitacins, which cause diarrhea and enteritis. Called also squirting cucumber.
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Influence of steroidal hormones on flower sex expression in Ecballium elaterium L.
Heteroptera: Pentatomidae) as a biocontrol agent for Squirting cucumber, Ecballium elaterium (L.
064%) in the undifferentiated callus cultures of Ecballium elaterium.
126%) were obtained from stem nodes callus cultures of Ecballium elaterium in the presence of 1 mg/l BA and 0.
1986) to separate the environmental and genetic components of phenotypic variation in breeding system in the monoecious and dioecious sub-species of Ecballium elaterium across a range of environments.
Ecballium elaterium comprises two subspecies, the dioecious dioicum (Bait.
Three sites were chosen for the experimental plots, representative of the ecological extremes of the distributions of the two subspecies of Ecballium elaterium in Spain.
Since flowers of Ecballium elaterium are unisexual, I examined male and female flower production separately.