Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi

 
  • 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) : Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi
  • Vernacular name : Tarali, Amantphool, Ban Kundari (Hindi); Karolu, Bimbpuli (Kannada); Iviralkovai, Iramkovai (Tamil); Thiyyadonda (Telugu); Karakia, Matka, Makirla, Ban kundri (Oria); Amlavetasah (Sanskrit); Gometi (Marathi); Kakkarikka, Karakia, Kalpurikkadu, Karuvikizhangu, Makirla, Njerinjampuli, Oriya (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : On foothills to 800m, on thickets.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-January
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K.Swamy
  • Collection Date : 30/06/2010
  • Collection Nos : FAP 39615
  • Collection Locality : Batrepalli, Anantapur district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Nellore district, Chittoor district, East Godavari district, Anantapur district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Vellore district, Tiruvannamalai district
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Afghanistan, Himalayas, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Indo-China, SW.China, Taiwan, Malesia, Australia
  • 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; 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=Solena amplexicaulis. Downloaded on 18 January 2021.

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