Diplocyclos palmatus (L.) Jeffrey

 
  • Family : CUCURBITACEAE
    (Gourd Or Melon Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KHARBOOZA FAMILY (खरबूजा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CUCURBITACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Diplocyclos palmatus (L.) C.Jeffrey
  • Common name : Lollipop Climber
  • Vernacular name : Shivalingi, Eshwarlingi (Hindi); Malinganaballi (Kannada); Iviralkovai (Tamil); Magalinga, Linga donda (Telugu); Shivlinga, Shivalingi, Kaudia (Oria); Lingini, Kahubotke (Sanskrit); Iyiviralikkova, Namakai, Naiunnikkai, Neyyunni, Pambukodi, Sivalingakkaya, Sivavalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests, also roadsides
  • Comments / notes : Common in plains to 1400m as a vine on fences, thickets and river banks
  • Flower, Fruit : August-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh & Raja K. Swamy
  • Collection Date : 31/10/2015
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-398
  • Collection Locality : Way to Yelagari Hills, Vellore district (TN)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Kadapa district, Chittoor district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Kolar district, Ballari district, Bengaluru district, Chikkamagaluru district, Chitradurga district, Dakshina Kannada district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district, Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, Salem district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district
  • World Distribution : India, Africa, Sri Lanka, sub-tropical Himalayas, China, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, Myanmar, Philippines, Java
  • 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 et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; 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; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 – Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnataka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Gowda, 2004 – Flora of Sringeri district; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 – Flora of Bangalore district; Seetharam et al., 2000 – Flora of Gulbarga district; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 – Flora of Coorg district; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Flora of Udupi district; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District
  • 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=Diplocyclos palmatus. Downloaded on 29 November 2020.

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