Solena heterophylla Lour.

 
  • Family : CUCURBITACEAE
    (Gourd Or Melon Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KHARBOOZA FAMILY (खरबूजा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Cucurbitaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Solena heterophylla Lour.
  • Vernacular name :
    • Bankundari (Oria)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Key identification features : Leaves ovate, oblong, ovate-triangular, or arrow-shaped, margin entire or toothed, tip blunt or tapering; Flowers yellow or yellow-white; Fruit red-brown, broadly ovoid, oblong, or nearly spherical.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-August
  • Collector(s) Name : D.H.Nicolson, C.Saldanha, T.P.Ramamoorthy
  • Collection Date : 06/05/1970
  • Collection Locality : Byra state forest
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district
    • Karnataka : Hassan district
    • Maharashtra : Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Jammu and Kashmir : Jammu and Kashmir
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Jawa, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Solena heterophylla. Downloaded on 21 May 2024.

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