Home Flora of Pakistan
Home
Name Search
Families
Genera
Species
District Map
Grid Map
Inventory Project
!Trichosanthes L. Search in The Plant ListSearch in IPNISearch in Australian Plant Name IndexSearch in Index Nominum Genericorum (ING)Search in NYBG Virtual HerbariumSearch in JSTOR Plant ScienceSearch in SEINetSearch in African Plants Database at Geneva Botanical Garden Decrease font Increase font Restore font
 

Published In: Species Plantarum 2: 1008. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: S. NAZIMUDDIN AND S. SHAHARYAR H. NAQVI
General/Distribution: A genus of c. 40 species, distributed from Pakistan extending eastward to Indo-Malaysia, and Australia.

 

Export To PDF Export To Word
Annual or perennial climbing herbs, dioecious or monoecious; tendrils 2-3-fid or unbranched. Leaves entire or denticulate, palmately 3-5 (-9)-lobed, cordate at base. Flowers white; male racemose, rarely solitary, often bracteate; female solitary. Clayx-tube oblong-cylindrical, expanded above, 5-lobed, lobes lanceolate, entire or serrate. Corolla deeply 5-lobed, rotate, lobes oblong or lanceolate, fimbriate. Stamens 3, inserted on the calyx tube, filaments short, anthers syngenesious, rarely free; staminodes absent. Style slender, stigmas 3, pistillodes 3, filiform. Ovary oblong-ovoid, fusiform, globose, ovules many, horizontal, or semipendulous. Fruit oblong, ovoid-globose or fusiform, large, indehiscent, usually glabrous and smooth, many seeded. Seeds ellipsoid or oblong, packed in pulp.
 

Export To PDF Export To Word Export To SDD
Switch to indented key format
1 Male flowers racemose. Leaves lobed, broadly ovate and orbicular-reniform (2)
+ Male flowers solitary. Leaves neither lobed nor broadly ovate or oblong 1 Trichosanthes dioica
2 (1) Fruit ovoid-fusiform, 5-6 cm long, straight (wild)
+ Fruit oblong 30-120 cm long, twisted (cultivated) 2 Trichosanthes cucumerina var. anguina
 
 
© 2015 Missouri Botanical Garden - 4344 Shaw Boulevard - Saint Louis, Missouri 63110