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  Cucumis callosus
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Cucumis callosus (Rottl.) Cogn. ex Cogn. & Harms., Pflanzenr., Cucurb.-Cucum. 129. 1924; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 31. 1982; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 212. 1990. Bryonia callosa Rottl. in Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Neue Schriften ser.4. 210. 1803. Cucumis trigonus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 722. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2:619.1879p.p.; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 535(378). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Vellari, Kattuvellari, Pekkummatti
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Muskmelon, Sweetmelon
  Description: Perennial climbers; stems 1.0-1.5 m, slender, angular, rough with short, rigid hairs. Leaves alternate, 3-6 cm long, suborbicular, base cordate, palmately 5-7 lobed, lobes round or ovate-oblong, often narrowed at the base, apex round, dentate or lobulate; petioles 2-6 cm long, slender, hispid. Plants monoecious. Male flowers often solitary; peduncles 0.5-1.0 cm long; calyx-tube narrow campanulate, ca. 3 mm long; lobes subulate, 1.5-2.0 mm long; corolla yellow, 6-7 mm long, lobes ovate, oblong, acute; staminal filaments short; anthers ca. 2 mm long, appendage of the connective shorter than anthers; pistillode ca. 1 mm long. Female flowers: peduncles 2-3 cm long; ovary densely hairy; style 1.5-2.0 mm long; stigmas converging, ca. 2.5 mm long. Fruits obovoid; seeds ca. 5 x 2 mm, 1 mm thick, oblong, white.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-January
  District(s): Palakkad
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Scrub jungles
  Distribution: West Asia, Indo-Malesia, North Africa and Australia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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