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  Trichosanthes lobata
 
  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Trichosanthes lobata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 703. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 610. 1879; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 117. 1982; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 120. 1988; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 150. 1995; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 46. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 156. 1998. Trichosanthes perrottetiana Cogn. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 3: 362. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 529(373). 1919. Trichosanthes villosula Cogn. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 3:362. 1881; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 529(374). 1919; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 122. 1982. Trichosanthes villosula Cogn. var. nilgirensis Kundu, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 43: 375. 1943.
  Malayalam Name(s): Kaippanpadolam, Kattupadavalam, Kovankodi, Padolam, Peppadolam, Pepparalkodi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Wild snake gourd, Bitter snake gourd
  Description: Climbers; stem glandular. Leaves alternate, 5-lobed, 10 cm across, lobes cuspidate, toothed, densely pubescent beneath. Male racemes to 17 cm long, glandular pubescent. Flowers up to 15 in a raceme; pedicel 2.5-4 cm long; bracts 5 mm long, oblanceolate. Calyx tube 2 cm long, puberulus; lobes linear. Petals 3 x 0.7 cm, white, deeply fimbriate into narrow lobes. Female flowers solitary, axillary. Berry 8 x 3 cm, glabrous, green with white lines; seeds 13 x 6 mm, oblong, rugose along margins.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Idukki, Kollam, Palakkad, Kannur
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Evergreen forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Umikuppan, Vellimala, Walakkad
   
 
   
 
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