Solena amplexicaulis Syn. Melothria heterophylla

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Satish Phadke

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Aug 5, 2011, 11:54:43 AM8/5/11
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Solena amplexicaulis Syn. Melothria heterophylla
A climber of Cucurbitaceae family.
Observed growing wild in Mulshi area Western ghats.
Both the names indicate some characters found in it.
The amplexicaul nature of the leaves which also show heterophylly i.e different types of leaf shapes.
We had discussion on this recently through Prasanna Gogte's post.
Dr Phadke
Some description....Flowers tiny may be less than a cm.Axillary often in pira or cluster of 3-4 flowers.
 Leaves 5-6 cm.Oval but of variable shapes.Tendrils present.
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Smilax004

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Aug 5, 2011, 12:23:26 PM8/5/11
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Simply superb pictures! Really amplexicaulius leaves and the
variation of leaves is also depicted!
Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures Satish ji.

Regards
Giby


On Aug 5, 8:54 pm, Satish Phadke <drsmpha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> *Solena amplexicaulis* Syn. *Melothria heterophylla*

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J.M. Garg

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Dec 21, 2013, 8:26:30 AM12/21/13
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Hi, Satish ji,
It may not be Solena amplexicaulis as it is distributed in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala & Endemic as per The Cucurbitaceae of India:Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013).
Other species are Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla (syn. Melothria heterophylla (Lour.) Cogn. widely distributed all over India &
Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. napaulensis (Ser.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes distributed in Western Himalaya (Garhwal, Kumaon hills, Uttarakhand) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India. For differences between two subspecies, pl. see Flora of China.

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Satish Phadke

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Dec 23, 2013, 10:36:01 PM12/23/13
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Thanks for the feedback Garg ji
Needs to carefully assess the plant again by some experts.

Dr Satish Phadke

J.M. Garg

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Dec 3, 2014, 4:15:20 AM12/3/14
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I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla as per attachment (DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf)
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