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  Cucumis sativus f. sativus
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Cucumis sativus L., Sp. Pl. 1012. 1753, f. sativus; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 620. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 535(378). 1919; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 36. 1982; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 123. 1982; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 176. 1989; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 288. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 154. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 288. 1997; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 318. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Salad Vellari, Cucumber
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Cucumber
  Description: Hirsute prostrate herbs; tandrils simple. Leaves 10-16 cm long and broad, broadly orbicular or ovate-cordate, entire or palmately 5-lobed, margin bi-denticulate; petiole to 15 cm long. Male flowers 3-4, in axilliary fascicles. Calyx 8-10 mm long, companulate, densely villous, lobes subulate. Corolla yellow, 2-3 cm long; lobes acute. Stamens 3; filaments reduced; anthers 3-4 mm long, flexuous; pistillode globose. Female flowers solitary. Ovary ellipsoid, tubercled, densely pubscent; style to 3 mm long. Fruit oblong, yellowish green. Seeds 8-10 x 3-5 mm, oblong.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native in the Himalayan region, cultivated in many Tropical and Subtropical countries
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Pattanakadu, Hereford, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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