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  Cucumis leiospermus
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Cucumis leiospermus (Wight & Arn.) Ghebret. & Thulin, Novon 17: 177. 2007. Bryonia leiosperma Wight & Arn., Prodr. 1: 345. 1834. Mukia leiosperma (Wight & Arn.) Wight, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 8: 208. 1842; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 623. 1879; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 155. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 137. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 136. 2002. Melothria leiosperma (Wight & Arn.) Cogn. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 3: 622. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 539(380). 1919; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 81. 1982.
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  Description: Climbers, stems densely pilose. Leaves 6 x 6 cm, shallowly 5-lobed, lobes obtuse, cuspidate, spineus serrate along the margins, coarsely scabrous above, densely tomentose below; petiole 3 cm long, densely villous. Male flowers 2-3 together, fascicled; pedicel 1 cm long, villous; calyx tube 5 mm long, densely villous; petals yellow, glabrous. Berry 8 mm across, globose, glabrous; seeds few, 5 x 2.5 mm, obovate, smooth, emarginate, yellow.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: February-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Idukki
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  Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Vanchikulam, Swamikkayam, Pezha, Aruvikad
   
 
   
 
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