Solena heterophylla Lour., Fl. cochinch. 2:514. 1790 (Syn: Bryonia napaulensis Ser.; Bryonia rheedei Blume; Bryonia sagittata Blume; Karivia rheedei (Blume) M.Roem.; (≡) Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn.; Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn. var. nepalensis (C.B. Clarke) Dhaliwal & M. Sharma; Melothria ovata Cogn.; Zehneria umbellata (Klein ex Willd.) Thwaites var. napaulensis (Ser.) C.B. Clarke) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013).
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¿ so-LEN-ah ? — Greek: solen (pipes, tubes); referring to tubular flowers … Wiktionary
het-er-oh-FIL-uh — differently leaved … Dave’s Botanary 
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SK365 04FEB-2017:ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Location: Pharping, Nepal
Altitude: 4500 ft.
Date: 24 August 2013

Pl. Check comparative images in EFI at Cucurbitaceae.


Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi in Saldanha & Nicolson (accepted name)  ???
Solena heterophylla Lour. (Synonym) ??
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=110&taxon_id=220012657


Pl. check with 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).
There was lot of confusion earlier in efi posts, but we have sorted that out based on Review of the Genus Solena (Cucurbitaceae)
As per this it does not match with images of Solena amplexicaulis
It should rather be Solena heterophylla (as per images herein)


As per the CoL, Solena heterophylla Lour. is synonym for accepted name Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi in Saldanha & Nicolson.
Is it correct ?

Pl. follow the publication I have sent the link.


Location: Pharping, Nepal
Date: 20 July 2015
Altitude: 4500 ft.

These were shot at the same location as above.

Wondering if it is  Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi in Saldanha & Nicolson (accepted name) ??? Solena heterophylla Lour. (Synonym) ?? as per the Catalog of Life  and the Plant list.

Yes, appears to be the same plant with the correct name as I stated earlier as per the publication link. COL is not correct in this.


Thank you for the finalization of the ID.
Solena heterophylla Lour.
Nepali name : बन काँक्रो Ban Kaankro  / गोल  काँक्री Gol Kaankree / तिल्कोरे Tilkore  
Why is ID so difficult ? Different websites showing different IDs. 


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SK778 07 OCT-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

Location :  Thula Khet, Pokhara, Nepal 

Date : 10 August 2017
Altitude : 2800 ft.

Cucurbitaceae …?? Cucumis  …???

Does not match as per comparative images at


Appears close to images at Solena heterophylla Lour.

Looks like …



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Solena heterophylla Lour. ??? : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)
Location:  Deurali, Dolkha, Nepal
Date: 6 September 2017
Elevation : 7700 ft.

Solena heterophylla Lour.  again ??


I hope so as per comparative images at Solena



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SK882 26 NOV-2017:ID : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

LocationKasara Resort Chitwan, Nepal
Altitude:  550 ft.

Date10 August 2014 

Trichosnthes or other Cucurbitaceae ??

Solena?

Pl. check
Any feedback?

Find it closer to images at Solena heterophylla Lour.


I guess so … Could not point out due to confusion !


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MS Oct.2016/32 Solena amplexicaulis ? For Id/confirmation : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Lengpui, Mizoram
Date : 09-12-2011
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild.


Nice images, …  Pl. Check with comparative images at Solena page in EFI site.


It is Solena heterophylla Lour. as per images herein.


Solena heterophylla, Lour is a synonym of Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi


No. Pl. check at Solena heterophylla Lour.



Melothria heterophylla
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Loc.: Tuting-Gelling road, Arunachal Pradesh (ca 700m)
Uses: Fruits are edible. But consumption in a large amount may cause stomachache.
Local name: Dongkoryong (Adi tribes).



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Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin, or gourd family) » Solena amplexicaulis
Synonyms: Bryonia amplexicaulis, B. hastata, B. nepalensis, B. umbellata, Karivia umbellata, Melothria amplexicaulis, M. angulata, M. heterophylla, Momordica umbellata, Solena heterophylla, Zehneria hastata, Z. umbellata
¿ sow-LEE-nah ? — pronunciation / meaning not known … please help.
am-pleks-ih-KAW-liss — clasping the stem
Native to: India; distributed in tropical Asia
Edible use (WILD):
leaves and unripe fruits (as VEGETABLE) … eaten by Rabha tribal community …NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository<>

I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla as per DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf



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Wayanad flora #11 | Climber-Red fruit IdReq 24Mar2011: Date/Time-10 Jan 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Sulthan Battery, Waynaad, Kerala
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-, Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Climber
Height/Length-approx – 30 feet, Climbing on  a tree,
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Shape – ~Heart, Margin -Smooth, Size-10 cms approx., almost dry- leaves/fruit
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts – No flowers
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds-
Red, 9cms, dry fruit-brown,

– This is Solena amplexicaulis [S.heterophylla]. Sending you one of my photographs taken at my farm. Also please check the archives of this group for my other photographs of this.


– I am just curious why it is called amplexicaulis? The leaf is not amplexicaulis in the picture.


Solena amplexicaulis is a highly polymorphic species with lots of variation in the shape & size of leaves and fruits and also in the length of petiole, etc.
     May be that is the reason it has got several synonyms. One of the synonyms, S. heterophylla, also denotes the variable nature of leaves in this plant (for nonbotanists: hetero=different; phylla=leaves).
Dr.K.N.Gandhi worked on its nomenclature to bring out clarifications. Dr. Chakravarty, who revised this family for BSI’s Flora of India opined that “this is an extremely heteromorphic species amongst the Cucurbits” and he also suggested segregation of this taxon into many varieties and forms.


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla as per DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf



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solena amplexicaulis: 5 images.

THIS IS USE FOR WORSHIP IN OUR REGION FOR NAGPANCHMI
FESTIVAL, ACCORDING TO COMMON NAME I HAVE FIND NAME solena amplexicaulis

I think Solena amplexicaulis of Cucurbitaceae family.


Agreed. Flowering generally occurs between August and October, but this year it commenced early in June and ended abruptly around the 3rd week of July. Sending a few photographs.
Please also check the archives of this group for my previous photographs of the leaves, flowers & fruit.

It seems that you are collecting a good data on phenology as well. That is great!

Thanks for sharing valuable information on the early flowering. Do you think that the early flowering is because of early onset of monsoon and good amount of summer showers.

Further, the series of pictures are very nice depicting most of the characters of the pretty climber. The amplexicaul leaves (leaves having lobes that completely surround the stem.) are clearly visible in the second and last pictures.


You could be right. This year the monsoons arrived early and has been pretty heavy in the catchment areas with 3 of the 5 lakes supplying water to Bombay already overflowing.
Currently awaiting mass flowering of the Glory Lily [Gloriosa superba].


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla as per DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf


 


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Solena amplexicaulis Syn. Melothria heterophylla
A climber of Cucurbitaceae family.
Observed growing wild in Mulshi area Western ghats.
Both the names indicate some characters found in it.
The amplexicaul nature of the leaves which also show heterophylly i.e different types of leaf shapes.
We had discussion on this recently through …  post.
Some description…. Flowers tiny may be less than a cm. Axillary often in pira or cluster of 3-4 flowers.
Leaves 5-6 cm. Oval but of variable shapes. Tendrils present.

Simply superb pictures!  Really amplexicaulius leaves and the variation of leaves is also depicted!

It may not be Solena amplexicaulis as it is distributed in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Endemic as per The Cucurbitaceae of India:Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013).
Other species are Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla (syn. Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn. widely distributed all over India &

Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. napaulensis (Ser.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes distributed in Western Himalaya (Garhwal, Kumaon hills, Uttarakhand) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India. For differences between two subspecies, pl. see Flora of China.


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)


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This one is from Chakrata, want to know the exact id…. I hope this is a Solena spp.

This looks like Gometi [Solena amplexicaulis]. Please check the archives of this group for my photographs of this.


Yes it seems to be Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi (syn: Solena heterophylla), different from Diplocycos in simple tendrils (branched in diplocycos), leaves glacous beneath, margin with minute distant teeth.


It may not be Solena amplexicaulis as it is distributed in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Endemic as per The Cucurbitaceae of India:Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013).
Other species are Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla (syn. Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn. widely distributed all over India &

Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. napaulensis (Ser.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes distributed in Western Himalaya (Garhwal, Kumaon hills, Uttarakhand) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India. For differences between two subspecies, pl. see Flora of China.


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)


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Solena amplexicaulis [S.heterophylla]
Creeping Cucumber
Climber
Native
Sulthan Batteri, Wayanad, Kerala

I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. (subsp. heterophylla) as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)


I agree with  your identification as there is still doubts about Solena amplexicaulis


 

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Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi
¿ so-LEN-ah ? — from the Greek solen (pipes, tubes); referring to tubular flowers
am-pleks-ih-KAW-liss — clasping the stem
Dave’s Botanary
Oct 8, 2011 … at base of Koraigad, Maharashtra
commonly known as: clasping-stemmed solena, diversely-leaved melothria • Bengali: kudri • Hindi: अमन्तमूल amantamul, बन काकड़ा ban kakra, तरली tarali • Kannada: ಬೀಮ್ಪುಳಿ bimpuli • Konkani: गोयंटिणी goimtini • Malayalam: ഞെരിഞ്ഞാമ്പുളി nerinnampuli • Marathi: गोमेटी gometi • Nepalese: बन कांकरो ban kankro • Oriya: kamaraja • Rabha: nakal naru • Sanskrit: अम्ळवेतसः amlavetasah • Tamil: புளிவஞ்சி pulivanci • Telugu: అడవి దొండ adavi donda, తీగదొండ tigadonda
Native to: India; distributed in tropical Asia
References: Flowers of IndiaeFloraFlora of Sri LankaM.M.P.N.D.DDSAFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar
more views: Oct 8, 2011 … at base of Koraigad, Maharashtra
Jul 11, 2010 … at base of Prabalgad, Maharashtra
… more views at flickr.

It may not be Solena amplexicaulis as it is distributed in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Endemic as per The Cucurbitaceae of India:Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013).
Other species are Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla (syn. Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn.) widely distributed all over India &

Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. napaulensis (Ser.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes distributed in Western Himalaya (Garhwal, Kumaon hills, Uttarakhand) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India. For differences between two subspecies, pl. see Flora of China.


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)


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Cucurbitaceae Week: Solena amplexicaulis_RKC01_05042012: Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi

Cucurbitaceae
Loc.: On way to Gelling (near Indo-China border), Arunachal Pradesh (ca 700m)
Date: October, 2005
Local name: Called as ‘Dongkoryong’ by ‘Adi’ tribe. Fruits are sometimes eaten by children.

It may not be Solena amplexicaulis as it is distributed in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Endemic as per The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013).
Other species are Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla (syn. Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn.) widely distributed all over India &

Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. napaulensis (Ser.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes distributed in Western Himalaya (Garhwal, Kumaon hills, Uttarakhand) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India. For differences between two subspecies, pl. see Flora of China.


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)



https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-zXD3da9RR28/T33QRnXOWiI/AAAAAAAAOw8/9SiYkfgJk-M/s1600/Solena%2Bamplexicaulis_0038.jpghttps://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zrTEv2QvQjQ/T33Qhk3jQ3I/AAAAAAAAOxk/fMSZlrFWDr4/s1600/Solena%2Bamplexicauli_0039.jpghttps://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mWZIQPOdgXc/T33QCfUVcFI/AAAAAAAAOws/2aCNwfpmBnI/s1600/Solena%2Bamplexicauli_1015.jpgCucurbitaceae Week :: Solena amplexicaulis at Prabalgad: Sharing few photographs of Solena amplexicaulis.
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Location: Prabalgad
Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Climber.


I’ve uploaded the fruits in a separate thread. https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!topic/indiantreepix/rcRuJuOR4tU


It may not be Solena amplexicaulis as it is distributed in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Endemic as per The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013).

Other species are Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla (syn. Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn.) widely distributed all over India &

Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. napaulensis (Ser.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes distributed in Western Himalaya (Garhwal, Kumaon hills, Uttarakhand) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India. For differences between two subspecies, pl. see Flora of China.


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)


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Cucurbitaceae week : Solena amplexicaulis Mulshi Pune: Solena amplexicaulis Syn. Melothria heterophylla
A climber of Cucurbitaceae family.
Observed growing wild in Mulshi area Western ghats.
Both the names indicate some characters found in it.
The amplexicaul nature of the leaves which also show heterophylly i.e different types of leaf shapes.
Some description….Flowers tiny may be less than a cm. Axillary often in pira or cluster of 3-4 flowers.

Leaves 5-6 cm. Oval but of variable shapes. Tendrils present


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. (subsp. heterophylla) as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)



Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi in Saldanha & Nicholson, Fl. Hassan Dist. 179. 1976
Syn: Bryonia amplexicaulis Lam.; Solena heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn.
Climbing herb with simple tendrils; leaves variable, cordate at base, lobed scabrid with minute glands; flowers small white or yellowish; fruit oblong or ovoid, 20-25 mm long.
Photographed from near Dakpathar.

I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)



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Climber for ID : 29062013 : RV 2 :  Attachments (3). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Please ID this delicate climber, saw in wild today (29.6.13) at SGNP, Mumbai.


Any flower or fruit?


Looks like Solena sp?


No there were no flowers or fruits…….I will do the follow up after some days and try to look them,


This is Gometi [Solena amplexicaulis]. Please check these links :

I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)



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Climber for ID : 30092013 : RV 1 : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.
Please help to id this climber, found in the wild……saw it in Pali area in Sudhagadh 24th September, 13.


Do the leaves and flowers belongs to same climber??????????/


Flowers are looking some what similar to those of Solena amplexicaulis..


I am sorry, you are right these are the flowers of Solena amplexicaulis and the leaves are of different climbers.


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)



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Hooghly today – Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi : Attachments (6). 1 post by 1 author.

This looks like the one in – /species/a—l/cl/cucurbitaceae/solena/solena-amplexicaulis


It may not be Solena amplexicaulis as it is distributed in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Endemic as per The Cucurbitaceae of India:Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013).
Other species are Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla widely distributed all over India &

Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. napaulensis (Ser.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes distributed in Western Himalaya (Garhwal, Kumaon hills, Uttarakhand) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India


I am attaching the only published revision of the genus Solena (by W. deWilde and his wife in Blumea 2004). It contains illustrations and a key to the three species that deWilde recognizes in this genus:

Abstract copied here:
“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., occursbin 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”
Attachment- DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1MB)

Yes, …, but interestingly, i think, it does qualify Momordica umbellata of Flora Indica iii. 710.



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A vine.. Kalatope id al160711a: A vine growing on the bushes for id…
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit Creeper/climber
Habitat wild
Flower size 5mm

This could be Solena amplexicaulis (Family: Cucurbitaceae).


I agree with.. id.
But the last image looks different, may be of a Vitaceae member.


I agree with .., the last picks  looks different, is there any chance of its beeing from different plant, though the leaves are extremely polymorphic in Solena amplexicaulis.


Extremely apologetic about the error… you’re right .. the last image was from a different berry creeper….


It may not be Solena amplexicaulis as it is distributed in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Endemic as per The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013).
Other species are Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla widely distributed all over India &

Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. napaulensis (Ser.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes distributed in Western Himalaya (Garhwal, Kumaon hills, Uttarakhand) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India


For differences between two subspecies, pl. see Flora of China


DSCN4144.jpg is different climber it belongs to Vitaceae It is a Cissus sp


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. (check for the subspecies) as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)



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1 AUG 12
Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail5800 – 10160 ft

Habitat: along trail on mountain slope
Habit: climber
, aspects of flower resembles Solena amplexicaulis
however the fruit seems different from that observed in Western Ghats.


Looks like Diplocyclos palmatus syn Bryonopsis palmatus


Perhaps yes

Here are ours from Chakrata: both species
Diplocyclos
Solena

To me it looks like Solena amplexicaulis


Putting pictures for comparison:

Posted plant Solena amplexicaulis Diplocyclos Palmatus

Yes Solena appears the closest choice.


Yes Sir leaves and flowers are different in both and clearly seen in … Post


Need clarification regarding whether shape of Solena amplexicaulis does vary.


Yes … leaf shape varies but not of flowers

pls see attached picture of mine shot from Govindghat-Ghangriya Trek


Tendrils in focus should be conclusive, as leaves can vary. Tendrils are simple in Solena, forked in Diplocyclos


Need clarification regarding whether shape of Solena amplexicaulis fruit does vary.


My concern is about the fruit in the posted plant – is kind of ellipsoid with pointed ends, with no signs of ridges; … in the comparative pictures, have posted a Solena amplexicaulis fruit which in growing stage is already elongated, shows hint of ridges too.


Young fruit always looks different from a mature fruit. You should concentrate on shape of corolla: in Solena and your plant corolla lobes are very small and somewhat recurved, in Diplocyclos they are very long (tube very small) and spreading. Also in your specimens I could not detect any forked tendril. I think we better go with Solena only.


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. (may be subsp. napaulensis) as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)



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Solena amplexicaulis ?? from PTR 71209 – NSD 124 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).

This climber is from Pench Tiger Reserve

Photo taken on 1 Aug 2005

I think it is Solena amplexicaulis

experts pl confirm or id otherwise


Affirmitive …. Sending you my photographs for comparison. [Solena amplexicaulis is synonymous with Solena heterophylla & Melothria heterophylla.]
Attachments (4)

I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)



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Request for ID- 280610RA1 : 7 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (7).

Request ID of this plant please. Thank you.

Date/Time :

28 June 2010

Location- Place, altitude and GPS:

Yeoor , national park of Mumbai

Habitat- garden/ urban/wild/type:

Wild

Plant Habit-tree/shrub/climber/ herb:

climber

Height/length:

3 to 4 ft

 Leaves-type/shape/size:

Peltate but with a fold on top side and pointed edges, tendrils

Inflorescence type /size:

 Flowers-size/colour/calyx/bracts:

1cm white tinge of green, yellow


Nice photographs of Solena heterophylla [S.amplexicaulis] locally called Gometi. Please check the archives of this group for my photographs of the same, else could send them again.


Nice photographs … Sending 2 photos from Lohagad. Do have a look.
Attachments (2)

Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi in Saldanha & Nicholson, Fl. Hassan Dist. 179. 1976. C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull. 34(4): 793. 1980.

Synonym:

  • Bryonia amplexicaulis Lam.
  • Melothria amplexicaulis (Lam.) Cogn.
  • Solena heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn.
  • Zehneria umbellata Thw.

thanx for getting idied in 24 hours…the name is self explanotary…
Solena comes from sole=tube or pipe…referes to the tubular flowers…
amplexicaulis= clasping the stem…refers to the base of the leaf which clasps the stem


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf



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Request for id – climber at CEC – 2010_07_06_SSN : 8 posts by 7 authors. Attachments (6).

Attached pics of an unidentified climber seen at CEC, Goregaon, Mumbai on 6th June 2010.

Flowers – very tiny and white.


I have seen this creeper in a farm near Dombivli, but do not know the botanical name. it looks like Thumbergia sp. Waiting for answers.


Nice pictures …!

It is Solena amplexicaulis (= S. heterophylla) of Cucurbitaceae.


Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi I hope TT
Description: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=200022723
Illustration: http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=86655&flora_id=5


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)



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NATIVE :: Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin, or gourd family) » Solena amplexicaulis : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4).

Solena amplexicaulis (syn. Bryonia amplexicaulis, Bryonia hastata, Bryonia umbellata, Karivia umbellata, Melothria amplexicaulis, Melothria angulata, Melothria heterophylla, Momordica umbellata, Solena heterophylla, Zehneria hastata, Zehneria umbellata)
¿ sow-LEE-nah ? — pronunciation / meaning not known to me
am-pleks-ih-KAW-liss — meaning, clasping the stem
commonly known as: clasping-stemmed solena, diversely-leaved melothria • Bengali: kudri • Hindi: अमन्तमूल amantamul, बन काकड़ा ban kakra, तरली tarali • Kannada: ಬೀಮ್ಪುಳಿ bimpuli • Konkani: गोयंटिणी goimtini • Malayalam: ഞെരിഞ്ഞാമ്പുളി nerinnampuli • Marathi: गोमेटी gometi • Nepalese: बन कांकरो ban kankro • Oriya: kamaraja • Sanskrit: अम्ळवेतसः amlavetasah • Tamil: புளிவஞ்சி pulivanci • Telugu: అడవి దొండ adavi donda, తీగదొండ tigadonda
Attached views from various locations: Tungareshwar WLS; Maval area near Pawana lake, Pune
… more views at Flickr


The campanulate flower of this plant looks really beautiful


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf



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Solena amplexicaulis fruiting : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7).

Solena amplexicaulis [Gometi] was fruiting at my farm at Shahapur today. Sending a few photographs.


The flowers were very well represented in the photos


I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf


Correct sir



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Diplocyclis palmatus : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Sharing some pictures of D. palmatus shot at Nagarkot Nepal on 8 July 2016 at 7000 ft .


Thanks, … Does not match with images at Diplocyclos palmatus

It should be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per images herein.



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Solena amplexicauslis ABJUL01/09 : 10 posts by 3 authors. 9 images.

I found this plant (female) climbing on the roadside fence yesterday and today I found another with male flowers. I think this is the Creeping Cucumber. Please advise if I am wrong.
Solena amplexicauslis—Creeping Cucumber
Mcleodganj and above, Dharamshala, HP
1750, 1800m

07-08 July, 2016.


Please read amplexicaulis. My apologies.


I found a couple of ripe fruits on another vine at 2000m yesterday. Are these cucumbers edible? Please advise. 2 images.


It should be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per images herein


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Images of Solena amplexicaulis in FOI should be of Solena heterophylla Lour.
as per Solena heterophylla Lour. & as per comparative images at Solena in efi based on the following:
REVIEW OF THE GENUS SOLENA (CUCURBITACEAE)–  W.J.J.O. DE WILDE & B.E.E. DUYFJES- BLUMEA 49: 69–81 (2004) 
The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013)

Thanks for informing about the important update. The correction has been made:
Flowers of India
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Thanks … for reminding of this correction; I have revised my notes in my flickr account. I am sending a separate post related to compilation of this plant’s regional names.


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via Species‎ > ‎S‎ > Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla … family: Cucurbitaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
¿ so-LEN-ah ? — Greek: solen (pipes, tubes); referring to tubular flowers … Wiktionary
het-er-oh-FIL-uh — differently leaved … Dave’s Botanary 
commonly known ascreeping cucumberdiversely-leaved melothria • Gujaratiગોમેટી gometi • Hindiअमन्तमूल amantamulतरली tarali • Kannadaಬೀಂಪುಳಿ bimpuli • Konkaniगोयंटिणी goimtini • Malayalamഞെരിഞ്ഞാമ്പുളി nerinnampuli • Marathiगोमेटी gometi • Nepaleseबन कांकरो ban kankro • Oriyaମଟକା mataka • Sanskrit:अम्लवेतस amlavetasa • Tamilபுளிவஞ்சி pulivanci • Teluguఅడవి దొండ adavi dondaతియ్యదొండ tiyyadonda 
botanical namesSolena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla … synonymsBryonia sagittata Blume • Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn. • Melothria ovata Cogn. … Renner SS, Pandey AK (2013) The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences. PhytoKeys 20: 53–118. doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.20.3948 
July 11, 2010 … Prabalgad 



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Solena ? For ID : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (19)

Could this be Solena amplexicaulis?

Pictures taken at Kasara, Maharashtra in Aug 2016


Thanks, …, for detailed images.


Yes, Solena amplexicaulis.


I think Solena heterophylla as per images & discussions herein.


Solena heterophylla Lour. and Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi are 2 different species and are both accepted names in theplantlist (ver 1.1) database.
I understand that you are referring to
an excellent paper in Phytokeys (2013) by Renner and Pandey (The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names,synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences) in support of the name S heterophylla, which is fine. The paper states that S amplexicaulis does not occur in the geography from where this plant is reported.

Hope it clarifies the matter for those unaware of it.


Thanks, … Yes, referring to the stated paper.



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MS Oct.2016/33 Climber for ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Hualtu, Mizoram
Date : 10-08-2007
Habit : Climber
Habitat : Wild
Note : Tender leaves are eaten cooked as a vegetable

Solena species ?


Solena amplexicaulis


May be Solena heterophylla Lour. as per images herein and as per your another posting recently.



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SK1265 07 JUL 2018 : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- around 700 kb each.
Location:  Kalimpong, WB, India
Date: 10 May 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Habit : Wild
Cucurbitaceae  ?? ID ??

Also check


Did not find match.

Than also check at

Already checked … Could not make a match


Sir please check Passifloraceae, Adenia wightiana? and Other species.

Why not Solena heterophylla?

Thank you …!
Solena heterophylla subsp. heterophylla  ??
I expect some clarification.
Which one is the correct accepted name according to the following links.
What is the difference between Solena heterophylla subsp. heterophylla and Solena heterophylla ? 

Thanks, … Any species is first described as e. g. Solena heterophylla

This you can say is Solena heterophylla subsp. heterophylla.
If subsequently, any other subspecies of this species is described, only than we use subsp. heterophylla. Otherwise we simply call it Solena heterophylla.
 
There has been confusion regarding taxonomy of this species and we have got correct details in efi site, based on latest publication from Renner and Pandey. Pl. check. 


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SK1344 02 AUG 2018 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7) – around 500 kb each.

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 11 June 2018
Altitude: 6500 ft.
Habit : Wild
Is this too Solena heterophylla Lour.   ?? or subspecies ??
Why so much variations in leaf shapes for this sp.??

Thanks, … I do not remember seeing such a variation in our earlier post. Pl. check all posts again in our site.


Not only leaves, but the pedicels are also unlike the ones I have seen..

Checked all Cucubitaceae in the following link but could not get a match.


So many variations of leaves.


Going through all details, I feel it should be female flowers of Solena heterophylla only.


Thank you …  Me too. Recently I have noticed three types of leaves from a single plant which I shall post in few days time.

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Solena heterophylla Lour. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal  
Date: 7 August 2018
Elevation: 4400 ft.
Habit : Wild
Attachments (6)- around 550 kb each.


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Solena heterophylla Lour. : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 500 kb each.
Location:  Nagarkot
Date: 21 August 2018
Elevation:6500 ft.
Habit : Wild 

Yes, …


Location:  Nagarkot
Date: 21 August 2018
Elevation:6800 ft.
Habit : Wild 
Once again with three types of leaves from one plant.
Attachments (7) – around 500 kb each.


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Re: New Cucurbita : 3 posts by 3 authors. 6 images.

Rajnagar, Kumarghat,Tripura
Kindly identify

Resembles Solena heterophylla,


Yes, it resembles.

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Solena heterophylla Lour. : 1 very high resolution image.

Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2400m.
Habitat  : Wild

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images of Solena, Captured Doda JK: 5 high resolution images.
please check attached images of Solena, Captured Doda JK
Altitude approx 800m


Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi ex Saldanha & Nicolson


This is Solena heterophylla Lour. as per comparative images at Solena


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I’d requested for this climber from Rajouri-jandk: 3 images.


Adenia sp. Passifloraceae,


I think it is looking Solena amplexicaulis


You’re right …, I too agree with you for ID,


I think it may be more widespread and highly variable species of Solena heterophylla as per images and details herein.
However, shape of the fruit may be the final determinant, which are not posted here.


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Solena heterophylla:
Location: Rajouri Jandk
Habit: Climber
Date: 21 July 2021


I think Yes.


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Cucurbitaceae from Pechartal, Tripura: 5 images.
Kindly identify this


This is Solena heterophylla Lour. as per images and details herein.


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SK 3030 09 October 2021: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Jumla, West Nepal
Altitude: 2365m.
Date: 17 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Solena heterophylla Lour. ??


Yes, Solena heterophylla


 

 


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References:

REVIEW OF THE GENUS SOLENA (CUCURBITACEAE)–  W.J.J.O. DE WILDE & B.E.E. DUYFJES- BLUMEA 49: 69–81 (2004)  The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013)  GRIN  Flora of China  Tropicos  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal Flora of Pakistan (As syn. of Solena amplexicaulis India Biodiversity Portal  The Plant List (Solena heterophylla Lour. synonym of Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi)

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