Zehneria maysorensis (Wight & Arn.) Arn.

 
  • Family : CUCURBITACEAE
    (Gourd Or Melon Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KHARBOOZA FAMILY (खरबूजा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CUCURBITACEAE
  • Basionym : Bryonia maysorensis Wight & Arn.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Zehneria maysorensis (Wight & Arn.) Arn.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Degraded forests and grasslands
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 700m on thickets, rocks and fences
  • Flower, Fruit : June-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Jojo
  • Collection Locality : Adukkam, Kottayam District
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district. West Godavari district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Gajapati district
    • Tamil Nadu : Namakkal district, Dindigul district
  • World Distribution : India, Sri Lanka, Himalayas, Myanmar, China, Sumatra
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Sankar,R.V., R. Kottaimuthu & K. Ravikumar (2009). Additions to the flora of Sirumalai Hills, Eastern Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(7): 379-381.; 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=Zehneria maysorensis. Downloaded on 20 September 2021.

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