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Pakistan | Family List | Cucurbitaceae | Diplocyclos

Diplocyclos palmatus (Linn.) C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull. 15 (3):352. 1962. in Milne-Redhead & Polhill, l.c. 73; R.R. Stewart in Nasir & Ali, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 704. 1972; Tackholm, Stud. Fl. Egypt ed. 2.372. 1974; Gandhi, l.c. 1976; C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull. 34:801. 1980.


  • Bryonia palmata Linn.
  • Bryonopsis laciniosa sensu auct. plur.
  • Bryonopsis laciniosa var walkeri Chakrav.
  • Ilocania pedata Merr.

    Stem glabrous, becoming thickened and white dotted on the ridges when older. Leaves broadly ovate, 3.5-14 x 4-14.5 cm, lobes linear-lanceolate to elliptic, glabrous; petiole 1.5-9.0 cm long. Flowers small, white or yellowish, male in sessile clusters of 2-8, along with 5 female flowers in the same axil. Calyx tube 3-4 mm long in male, 1.5-2.5 mm long in female, lobes smaller than tube. Corolla of male larger than female. Ovary ellipsoid, c. 5 mm long, c. 2.5 mm broad, with longitudinal white stripes. Fruit solitary, or in clusters of 2-5, ovoid-subglobose, 1.5-2.5 cm. Seeds 5-6 x 2.5-3 mm.

    Fl. Per.: August-October.

    Lectotype: Ceylon, Herb. Hermann (BM).

    Distribution: Tropical and North Africa, Tropical Asia, Malaysia, Philippines and Tropical Australia.


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