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Dinesh Valke

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02-Jan-2011, 3:08:17 pm02/01/11
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Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin, or gourd family) » Solena amplexicaulis
Synonyms: Bryonia amplexicaulis, B. hastata, B. nepalensis, B. umbellata, Karivia umbellata, Melothria amplexicaulis, M. angulata, M. heterophylla, Momordica umbellata, Solena heterophylla, Zehneria hastata, Z. umbellata


¿ sow-LEE-nah ? -- pronunciation / meaning not known ... please help.
am-pleks-ih-KAW-liss -- clasping the stem


commonly known as: clasping-stemmed solena, diversely-leaved melothria • Bengali: kudri • Hindi: अमन्तमूल amantamul, बन काकड़ा ban kakra, तरली tarali • Kannada: ಬೀಮ್ಪುಳಿ bimpuli • Konkani: गोयंटिणी goimtini • Malayalam: ഞെരിഞ്ഞാമ്പുളി nerinnampuli • Marathi: गोमेटी gometi • Nepalese: बन कांकरो ban kankro • Oriya: kamaraja • Rabha: nakal naru • Sanskrit: अम्ळवेतसः amlavetasah • Tamil: புளிவஞ்சி pulivanci • Telugu: అడవి దొండ adavi donda, తీగదొండ tigadonda


Native to: India; distributed in tropical Asia


Edible use (WILD):
... leaves and unripe fruits (as VEGETABLE) ... eaten by Rabha tribal community ... NISCAIR Online Periodicals Repository
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JM Garg

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08-Dec-2014, 5:37:35 am08/12/14
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I think it should be Solena heterophylla Lour. subsp. heterophylla as per DeWilde_Solena_Blumea2004 (1).pdf
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