Trichosanthes tricuspidata var. tomentosa (Heyne ex Clarke) Kumari

 
  • Family : CUCURBITACEAE
    (Gourd Or Melon Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KHARBOOZA FAMILY (खरबूजा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Cucurbitaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Trichosanthes bracteata var. tomentosa (Heyne ex Clarke) Chak.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Trichosanthes anaimalaiensis Bedd.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Degraded forests wasteland and sacred groves
  • Key identification features : Extensive scandent monoecious herb; Leaves three-five lobed, tomentose, lobes broad at apex; Tendrils trifid; Flowers in axillary racemes or solitary, Bracts ovate, foliar; Corolla tubular with spreading lobes; Fruit globose, red when ripe.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Tamil Nadu : Dindigul district, The Nilgiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Trichosanthes tricuspidata var. tomentosa. Downloaded on 25 May 2024.

India Distribution

World Distribution

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