Ivy gourd is also known as tindora, tondekaayi, tendli, tondli, kundru etc in various Indian languages.
It tastes nice if it is stir-fried this way. I had read some years back that Ivy gourd creeper is considered a weed in Hawaii. It is a sturdy creeper so it must have overgrown. In India, however it is cultivated and sold in the markets. Variety of dishes are prepared using this vegetable but this is loved by fussy eaters too.