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  Cucurbita moschata
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Cucurbita moschata (Duchesne ex Lam.) Duchesne ex Poir. , Dict. Sci. Nat. 11: 234. 1818; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 622. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 543(383). 1919; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 41. 1982. Cucumis pepo L. var. moschata Duchesne ex Lam., Encycl. 2: 152. 1786.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mathanga
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  Description: Prostrate; internodes to 10 cm, scabrous. Leaves 5-7-lobed, 16 x 24 cm, velvety, lobes acute; petiole to 15 cm; tendrils branched. Calyx-tube 5 mm; lobes 3, foliaceous. Corolla campanulate, pale yellow, 8 cm wide; lobes acute, reflexed. Stamens 3, inserted after base of calyx-tube; filaments basally swollen, glandular, 8 mm; anthers 15 mm, connate into a column. Pistillate, solitary. Calyx-lobes to 3 cm. Corolla as in staminate. Fruit oblong, contracted in the middle; peduncle to 6 cm, angled; seeds numerous, to 12 x 8 mm.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: September-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Native of tropical and subtropical America
  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
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