Ctenolepis garcini (Burm.f.) C.B.Clarke

 
  • Family : CUCURBITACEAE
    (Gourd Or Melon Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KHARBOOZA FAMILY (खरबूजा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CUCURBITACEAE
  • Basionym : Sicyos garcinii Burm. f.
  • Synonym(s) : Blastania garcini (L.) Cogn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Ctenolepis garcini (L.) C.B.Clarke
  • Vernacular name : Kollankovai (Tamil); Kozhikidalam (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests and Scrub jungle
  • Comments / notes : In plains to 500m, on thickets
  • Flower, Fruit : August-March
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 02/01/2016
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-281
  • Collection Locality : Mobbuchintalapalle, Kadapa district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Guntur district, Kadapa district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Chittoor district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Raichur district, Bengaluru district, Kolar district, Mandya district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Vellore district
  • Native : India, Sri Lanka
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; 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=Ctenolepis garcini. Downloaded on 6 April 2020.

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