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Climber for ID : Cucurbitaceae : Bangalore : 04AUG20 : AK-02 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Climber seen growing wild this month.

No flowers or fruits.
Seems to be from Cucurbitaceae.
Unusual leaves, not seen before.

Zehneria sp. ???


I am unable to find a match for the leaves on searching.


May be some Cucumis species as per comparative images at Cucurbitaceae

Pl. check.


Thanks … Hope to get it identified.


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SK 2337 22 December 2019 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)- 6 mb.
Location: Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur
Date: 15 November 2019 
Elevation: 1424m.
Habitat: Wild
Only one mage!

Pl. check comparative images at Cucurbitaceae 



It is not … Fruit is too small, size of a marble or so compared to T. tricuspidata.

It may be cucurbitaceae– the Makoi, as children we used to eat it

Yes it is … Can you please suggest common name? In which language is called Makoi, Hindi?


Google says Makoi is S. nigrum.

My mother tung is Hindustani, all the children of that time used to call it Makoi.

मकोय Makoi is the popular name for Solanum nigrum in as well as Physalis in Bihar. In Bhojpuri belt, Solanum nigrum is called Bhatkoiyan भटकोइंया,  मकोय is used for Physalis.


Any possibility for pure red fruits (without white patches)

for Diplocyclos palmatus (L.) C.Jeffrey ??


May be Cucumis maderaspatanus as per images and details herein.

Pl. check.


It could be since it has got distribution in Nepal.

Need to check this season during flowering months!


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