Ctenolepis garcinii (Burm. fil.) Naud., Fl. Brit. India 2: 629 1879. (syn: Blastania garcinii (Burm. fil.) Cogn.; Bryonia agrestis Raeusch.; Bryonia garcinii (Burm. fil.) Willd.; Bryonia reniformis Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.; Bryonia stipulacea Willd.; Bryonia triloba Lour.; Ctenolepis garcinii (Burm. fil.) C. B. Clarke (ambiguous synonym); Ctenolepis stipulacea Benth. & Hook. fil.; Pilogyne garcinii (Burm. fil.) Wight; Zehneria garcinii (Burm. fil.) Stocks);
Common name: Garcen’s Bur Cucumber
S-India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan (Sind) as per Catalogue of Life;
Vines. Leaves deeply 3-5 lobed, to 5 x 6 cm, ovate, acute, base cordate, crenulate, scabrous above; petiole to 6 cm. Flowers unisexual, 2 mm across; male flowers in axillary racemes, to 1 cm; bracts 1 x 2 cm, stipuliform, ovate, ciliate; calyx lobes 1 mm; stamens 3, female flowers – ovary globose, 4 mm across.
Flowering and fruiting: December-January
Dry deciduous forests
Peninsular India and Sri Lanka
(attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
Ctenolepis garcini (L.) C.B.Clarke Family : Cucurbitaceae : 4 posts by 4 authors. 4 images.
Location- Nilambur, Dist. Coimbatore, Tamil nadu
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild
Plant Habit- Climber
Altitude : 411 m.
Re:Cucurbitaceae from Kavali : 6 posts by 3 authors. 1 image.
This member of cucurbitaceae is found in Kavali, Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh.
Hope it is Blastania garcinii (Burm.f.) Cogn. Syn.: Ctenolepis garcinii (Burm.f.) Benth. & Hook.f
Thanks, …, for id.
To me also appear close to images/ details of Blastania garcinii at
The 1st image only.
yes it is Blastania garcini
Blastania cerasiformis in FOI : 3 posts by 3 authors.
Images of Blastania cerasiformis in FOI should be of Ctenolepis garcinii (Burm. fil.) Naud. (syn: Blastania garcinii (Burm.f.) Cogn.) as per details at Ctenolepis
Blastania cerasiformis (Stocks) A.Meeuse is only distributed in Gujrat in India as per as per details at Ctenolepis.
Also see discussions in thread: Blastania cerasiformis
Thanks …, Although the images are not very clear, I think looking at the fruit, it should be Ctenolepis garcinii.
Members of Indian Flora facebook group can enjoy this post having three frilly bracted small fruited Cucurbitaceae vines collectively known as Ankhphutamani . Input has been provided by members belonging to the area of endemicity of these species…and by me .
1 Ctenolepis cerasiformis
2 Ctenolepis garcinii
3 Dactyliandra welwitschii