Cuchampera, Gonolobus, an edible vine from Asclepiadaceae Family Liana with milky secretion (latex). Fruits green or yellowish green when ripe, with many seeds. Distributed from Guatemala to Costa Rica.
All parts of this plant, especially seeds and latex, are poisonous. Alkaloids used in medicine and as an insecticide. There is no record that the use of animals for food, but they are pollinated by insects.
There are several species belonging to this genus are edible and are commonly called “cuchampera” within which are:
Gonolobus barbatus G. edulis G. leianthus G. salvinii G. stenanthus G. taylorianus