Corallocarpus epigaeus (Rottler) C.B.Clarke

 
  • Family : CUCURBITACEAE
    (Gourd Or Melon Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KHARBOOZA FAMILY (खरबूजा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CUCURBITACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Corallocarpus epigaeus (Rottler) C.B.Clarke
  • Vernacular name : Akashagaruda balli (Kannada); Akashakarudanki-zhangu, Agasakarudankodi (Tamil); Kilimukkankizhangu (Malayalam); Kakidonda (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in lower hill slopes to 800m, on thickets.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 12/10/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39642
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Anantapur district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district
  • World Distribution : India, Pakistan, Oman, Tropical Africa
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Corallocarpus epigaeus. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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