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  Mukia maderaspatana
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Mukia maderaspatana (L.) Roem., Syn. Monogr. 2: 47. 1846; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 179. 1989; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 123. 1982; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 200. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 296. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 209. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 154. 1995; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 16. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 204. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Shenduruny WLS 135. 1997; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 294. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 155. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 137. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 136. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 236. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 323. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 393. 2009. Cucumis maderaspatanus L., Sp. Pl. 1012. 1753. Bryonia cordifolia L., Sp. Pl. Pl. 1012. 1753. Bryonia scabrella L.f., Suppl. Pl. 424. 1781. Mukia scabrella (L. f.) Arn. in Hook.'s, J. Bot. 3: 276. 1841; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 623. 1879. Melothria maderaspatana (L.) Cogn. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 3: 623. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 539(381). 1919; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 83. 1982; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 195. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 177. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 213. 1990.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kasappuchedi, Mukkalppeeram, Mukkapperam
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  Description: Stem coarsely scabrous. Leaves simple, alternate, 8-9 x 6-7 cm, ovate, cordate at base; entire or shallowly 5-lobed; spineus serrate, densely scabrous; petiole 6-7 cm long. Male flowers 8-12 together, 4-6 mm across, yellow; pedicel 5-6 mm long. Calyx densely hairy outside, lobes linear. Petals 2-2.5 mm long, obovate, yellow. Female flowers solitary or 2-3 together. Berry 1-1.5 cm across; seeds obovate, marginate, yellowish white, rugose.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Paleotropics
  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:
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  Localities: Sholayar, Vellanimala, Kallar, Churullipetty, Koruthode, Padippara, Adoor, Tellicherry, Baveli, Payyavur, Taliparamba, Mundurapalai river side, Neriamangalam, Chindaki forest, Mukkali forests, Olavakkot, Aroor, Nellikuth, Kanjirakadavu, Vadapuram, Ettapa
   
 
   
 
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