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  Cucurbita maxima
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Cucurbita maxima Duch. in Lam., Encycl. 2: 151. 1786; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 622. 1879; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 40. 1982; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 123. 1982; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 289. 1990; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 217. 1990; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 319. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mathanga, Mathan
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Squash Gourd, Pumpkin, Squash melon, Red gourd pumpkin
  Description: Densely pubscent climbers; tendrils forked. Leaves 7-18 x 7-25 cm, orbicular or more or less reniform, entire or emarginate, 5-angled or lobed; petiole to 15 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary, large. Male flower: calyx-tube 5-8 mm long, campanulate, lobes 5, linear. Corolla 5-7 cm long, campanulate, yellow, lobes 5, apically recurved. Stamens 3; filaments 5-7 mm long; anthers linear, one 1-celled, others 2-celled. Female flower: Ovary oblong. Fruits large. Seeds 18-22 x 10-12 mm, ovate, yellowish.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-May
  District(s): Kozhikkode
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated as vegetable
  Distribution: Cosmopolitan, mostly cultivated
  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: No
  Vegetable: Yes
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Thiruvanandoor
   
 
   
 
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