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  Zehneria angulata
 
  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Zehneria angulata (Chakrav. ) J.L.Ellis, Bull. Bot. Surv. Ind. 9: 8. 1968. Melothria angulata Chakrav., Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 50: 899. 1952; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 78. 1982.
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  Description: Plants dioecious; stems scandent, sulcate. Leaves alternate, 6-20 cm long, coriaceous, a few glands at the base, usually hastate, undivided or lobed, acute, deeply cordate, minutely denticulate, scabrous; petioles 0.5-1.0 cm long, villose; tendrils slender. Male flowers: subumbellate; peduncles slender, 0.5-5.0 mm long, apex 7-25 flowered; pedicels 2-8 mm long, semi-erect, filiform, receptacle campanulate, ca. 5 x 3 mm. Sepals 0.2-0.3 mm long, subulate; corolla ca 1.5 mm long, yellow, puberulous, lobes acute; stamens 3, filaments slender, glabrous, ca. 3 mm long; anthers suborbicular. Female flower: solitary; peduncle 0.5-1.0 cm long, ovary angular, glabrous. Fruits 9-angular, 4-7 x 2.0- 2.5 cm, many-seeded; seeds 7.0-7.5 x 5.0-5.5 mm, oblong, 3.0-3.5 mm thick, turgid, strongly margined with a girdle.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: January-May
  District(s): Wayanad
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  Habitat: Deciduous forests
  Distribution: Western Ghats
  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: Western Ghats
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