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  Cucurbita pepo
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Cucurbita pepo L., Sp. Pl. 1010. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 622. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 543(383). 1919; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 43. 1982; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 217. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 151. 1995.
  Malayalam Name(s): Mathanga
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Pumpkin
  Description: Stout, hispid-hairy, climbing annuals. Leaves alternate, petioled, cordate, ovate, 10-15 cm, usually prominently and acutely lobed; petiole with rigid prickly hairs; tendrils 2-4-fid. Plants monoecious. Flowers yellow, large, solitary; peduncles sulcate and angled; expanded at the top, strongly grooved in fruit. Sepals foliaceous. Corolla united, campanulate, narrowed at base with erect lobes. Stamens inserted low down; filaments 3, short; anthers connate in a column. Ovary oblong; style short; stigmas large. Fruit a pepo, large, furrowed; seeds ovoid or oblong, compressed smooth.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-April
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Cultivated
  Distribution: Cultivated in all warm and temperate parts of the world
  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: Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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