Cucurbit from Pune for ID : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Please help me to ID this prostrate perennial climber found in dry rocky hills near Pune yesterday (15.9.13).
Root stout, cylindric, abt 10 cm long; branches many from base 30-50 cm long, hairy. Leaves 4-6 cm, orbicular, 3-5 lobed, hairy; petioles 2-3 cm. Flowers about 6 mm.
Fruit about 1 cm long in premature stage as seen in picture.
Is this Momordica balsamina?
Not Momordica balsamina, which does not have spiny fruits.
It seems to be Cucumis prophetarum
Attaching the photograph taken at Hampi, karnataka
in Oct 2013
Attaching the photographs of fruit of the same
Yes this surely is prophetatum. … plant seems to have much longer slender appendages. Perhaps if he loads another clear image, it should help.
Could you finally got it identified ?
I hope Cucumis dipsaceus, recent introduction in India.
Thanks, … But does not match with images at Cucumis dipsaceus Ehrenb. ex Spach
it seems ripe fruit of Cucumis dipsaceus
Looks different from images at POWO