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Caiuga, botanical name Cyclanthera pedata, south american vegetable food crop. Also known as achocha, it is a herbaceous vine grown for its edible fruit, with other common names of caygua, caihua, cayua, achojcha, achokcha, achogcha (in Ecuador) slipper gourd, lady's slipper, sparrow gourd, pepino in Colombia, stuffing cucumber in English, korila in the Philippines, and olochoto and kichipoktho in Bhutan. Domesticated in the Andes and traditionally distributed from Colombia to Bolivia, the caigua is now grown in many parts of Central America and also in parts of the Eastern Hemisphere tropics.