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  Trichosanthes tricuspidata var. tricuspidata
 
  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Trichosanthes tricuspidata Lour., Fl. Cochinch. 589. 1790, var. tricuspidata; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 196. 1984; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 121. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 201. 1988; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 290. 1990; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 150. 1995; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 300. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 157. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 138. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 137. 2002; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 327. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 395. 2009. Trichosanthes bracteata (Lam.) Voigt, Hort. Suburb. Calcutt. 58. 1845; Manilal & Sivar., Fl. Calicut 119. 1982; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 179. 1985; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 215. 1990. Modecca bracteata Lam., Encycl. 4: 210. 1797. Trichosanthes palmata Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3: 704. 1832; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 2: 606. 1879; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 529(374). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Nepodal, Kakkathondi, Kozhikudalam
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  Description: Scabrid climbing herbs; tendrils 2-fid. Leaves up to 19 x 17.2 cm, orbicular-cordate, deeply or shallowly 3-5-lobed, margin dentate. Male flowers in axillary racemes; bracts ovate, often purple. Calyx tube to 6.2 cm, lobes lanceolate. Corolla lobes ovate, yellow, fimbriate. Stamens 3. Female flowers solitary. Berries c. 7 cm across, globose, red with orange streaks.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia to Australia and East Asia
  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
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  Localities: Karimutty, Poonkavanam, Pooppara, Poochapara, Kannoth, Manantody, Attapady block-Mukkali, Malampuzha, Mukkali forests, Muthikulam forests, Kathalakandy, Beemanadi, Alleppey town, Thalichola, Karimpuzha, Karuvarakundu, Achencovil
   
 
   
 
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