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  Cucumis silentvalleyi
 
  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Cucumis silentvalleyi (Manilal, Sabu & Mathew) Ghebret. & Thulin, Novon 17: 178. 2007. Cucumella silentvalleyii Manilal, Sabu & Mathew, Acta. Bot. India 13: 283. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 115. 1988; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 10. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 199. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 287. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 153. 1998; Biju in Manoharan et al., Silent Valley-Whispers Reason 172. 1999; Pradeep, Fl. Vellarimala 67. 2000; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 134. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 234. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 389. 2009.
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  Description: Creepers, stems scabrid. Leaves simple, alternate, 4.5 x 5.5 cm, obtusely 5-angular, cordate at base crenate, scabrid; petiole 6 cm long. Flowers monoecious, axillary, solitary, pedicellate. Calyx tube tubular; lobes ovate, acute. Petals 5, 10 x 6 mm, obovate, obtuse, yellow. Stamens 3, free, erect, connective produced into a hood; anthers flexuous, hispid. Ovary fusiform, hispid. Fruit 1.5 x 0.8 cm, ellipsoid, hispid; seeds 3.5 x 2 mm, obovate, compressed, smooth.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): Palakkad, Kozhikkode, Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, Thrissur, Wayanad, Kannur
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Moist deciduous and semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  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: Kerala
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1140
  Localities: Sholayar, Koruthode, Karimala, Poochapara, (way) Moozhiyar to Pamba, Ampumala, Olichuchattam
   
 
   
 
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