Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi (Images by Nasim Kasim (Id by C. Kunhikannan & L Rasingam) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))

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(Images by Satish Phadke, Dinesh Valke, Prashant Awale, Raghu Ananth, Neil Soares, Renee Vyas, Surajit Koley, Alok Mahendroo, Nayan Singh, Rashida Atthar & Shubhada Nikharge (All Ids by J.M.Garg) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))

(Images by Dinesh Valke, Nidhan Singh, Ritesh Kumar Choudhary Ashwini Bhatia & Gurcharan Singh (All Ids by J.M.Garg) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))

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Solena umbellata (Willd.) W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes (Images by Pravin Kawale (validation by J.M.Garg) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))

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The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013)-
Accepted namesSolena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi
Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla
Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. napaulensis (Ser.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes
Solena umbellata (Willd.) W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes 


 
Review of the Genus Solena (Cucurbitaceae) Authors: Wilde, W.J.J.O. De; Duyfjes, B.E.E. Source: Blumea – Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, Volume 49, Number 1, May 2004 , pp. 69-81(13)
(Abstract: The genus Solena Lour. is redefined, and its 3 species and 1 subspecies are keyed out and described: S. amplexicaulis occurs in S India, S. heterophylla, with 2 subspecies is widespread, but does not occur in S India, and S. umbellata (Klein ex Willd.) W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, comb. nov., occurs in S India and Sri Lanka. The status of S. heterophylla subsp. napaulensis (Ser.) W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, comb. & stat. nov. needs further study as this subspecies is very similar to the more widespread subsp. heterophylla, but it is distinct by sigmoid thecae. Solena amplexicaulis is taxonomically more distinct from the other two species of Solena. In southern India Kedrostis foetidissima much resembles Solena in general habit, especially by the more or less amplexicaul leaves, and therefore it is discussed and keyed out against Solena.)


 

Pl. go through Solena page (Cucurbitaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.

If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


 

 
 

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