Zanonia indica L.

 
  • 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) : Zanonia indica L.
  • Vernacular name : Chiporta, Paporti (Sanskrit); Chirpot (Hindi); Kuntali (Kannada); Peenarvalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Degraded forest areas
  • Comments / notes : Rare in evergreen forests
  • Flower, Fruit : October-November
  • Collection Nos : Talbot 3599
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Uttara Kannada district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Alappuzha district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; 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=Zanonia indica. Downloaded on 21 February 2024.

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