Solena umbellata (Willd.) W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes, Blumea 49(1): 77. 2004. (syn: Bryonia umbellata Willd., Sp. Pl., ed. 4(1): 618. 1805; Momordica umbellata (Willd.) Roxb., Hort. Bengal. 79. 1832.; Karivia umbellata (Willd.) Arn., J. Bot. 3: 275. 1841.; Zehneria umbellata (Willd.) Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl. 2: 125. 1859.; Type: South India, J. G. Klein 765 (lecto B-W), designated by De Wilde and Duyfjes (2004).; Melothria angulata Chakrav., J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 50(4): 899. 1952.; Zehneria angulata (Chakrav.) J. L. Ellis, Bull. Bot. Surv. India 9(1-4): 8. 1968 (“1967”).; Solena angulata (Chakrav.) Babu, Herb. Fl. Dehra Dun 203. 1977.) 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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Zehneria umbellate : Attachments (3). 5 posts by 3 authors.

Zehneria umbellate?
Local Marathi name Gometi
Photographed at Sagargad, Alibag


… yes for Solena amplexicaulis (family: Cucurbitaceae).


Can it be Solena umbellata as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf) ?


Your image at link is of Solena umbellata and not of Solena amplexicaulis
as per 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)


Thank you, need to correct them 🙂



 

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pic taken at aambyvalley rd., lonavala, pune in june14.


I hope Trichosanthes costata

Solena heterophylla does not have ridges on fruit.

http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Ribbed%20Orange%20Gourd.html


Earlier it was identified as Solena heterophylla Google Groups. Is this different.


I think … was right when he posted it as Gymnopetalum

Gymnopetalum chinense is now synonym of Trichosanthes costata
The things became clear when I visited Jim Corbett last year to get clear pictures and appreciated differences in flower, fruit size, shape (more elongated here) and ridges.
http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Creeping%20Cucumber.html


I think it looks different from Gurcharan Singh ji’s images from Corbett.
I think it should be Solena umbellata (Willd.) W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes with ridged fruit as per images herein. 

 

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identification no 181114sn1 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Please help in identification. Gymnopetalum?

date/time:april 14
location:ambyvalley rd.,lonavala,pune
habitat:wild
plant habit:climber
height:?


Trichosanthes species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)


Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi

Family: Cucurbitaceae.
Identification Credit: …, ARI, Pune. 


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


Zehneria heterophyllaEdible sweet fruit. seed coat delicate.


A reply from another thread from …:
“”I think … was right when he posted it as Gymnopetalum 

Gymnopetalum chinense is now  synonym of Trichosanthes costata
The things became clear when I visited Jim Corbett last year to get clear pictures and appreciated differences in flower, fruit size, shape (more elongated here) and ridges.
Should I take it as final confirmation of the id.,and yes many thanks to …


To me it looks different from … plant from Corbett.
I think it should be Solena umbellata (Willd.) W.J. de Wilde & Duyfjes with ridged fruit as per images herein.


 

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 

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