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  Cucumis sativus f. hardwickii
 
  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Cucumis sativus L. f. hardwickii (Royl ) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes, Sandakania 17: 58. 2008. Cucumis hardwickii Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 220. t. 47. 1835. Cucumis prophetarum sensu Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 619. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 535(378). 1919; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 116. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 288. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 199. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 288. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 154. 1998; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 390. 2009, non L. 1753.
  Malayalam Name(s): Andanga, Peerapotti, Peerappattikka
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  Description: Slender climbers; stems scabrid; tendril simple. Leaves entire or shallowly 5-lobed, alternate, 12 cm across; scabrous; petiole to 15 cm long. Male flowers in fascicles of 3-5; pedicel to 1 cm long. Calyx tube campanulate, hispid. Petals 7 mm long, obovate, yellow. Stamens 3, anthers flexuous, coherent, connective crested with laciniate lobes. Female flowers solitary, calyx corolla similar to male flowers; ovary oblong, many-ovuled. Berry 3.5 x 2.5 cm, oblong, softly scattered-spinous, greenish-yellow with white stripes; seeds many, compressed.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-March
  District(s): Idukki, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  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
  Endemic to:
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  Localities: Peechi, Koruthode, Karadikkavala, Valiyaparathode, Saivila
   
 
   
 
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