Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi

Family: Cucurbitaceae Genus: Solena¬† Species: Solena amplexicaulis (Lam.) Gandhi

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Synonym Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn. Flower Color White
Common Name Ban Kakra, Amantamul, arali Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Creeping cucumber, Drooping melonette Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Lamgi Shebot Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 900 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Climber Fruit Details Fruit 1.5-2 X 1-1.5 cm, ribbed, apically beake seeds 6-7 X 5-6 mm, turgid, marginate
Habitat Occurs in deciduous forest areas also in the plains Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Indo-Malesia to Australia Bark Details Bark greyish outside, ivory white inside
Distribution in manipur , Central, Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Oblong
Description of Species Vines tendrils simple, leaves plymorphic, 4-12 x 2.5-7 cm, ovate to oblong, 3-5-angled or lobed, base cordate, amplexicaule, margin denticulate, apex acuminate, scabrid, chartaceous Leaf Details Leaves plymorphic, 4-12 X 2.5-7 cm, ovate to oblong, 3-5-angled or lobed, base cordate, amplexicaule, margin denticulate, apex acuminate
 

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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