Cucurbit 151109GS1 for ID from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 15, 2009, 9:46:10 AM11/15/09
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Uploading Cucurbit 151109GS1 for ID from Delhi
Growing along roadside, fruits the size and shape of Citrullus colocynthis but leaves are palmately lobed, although middle lobe is longer.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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Gurcharan Singh

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Nov 17, 2009, 2:11:45 AM11/17/09
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After further study, and photographing a mature fruit which has turned yellow about 3 cm in size, nearly globose, I have identified the plant as Cucumis melo. subsp. agrestris  var. agrestris. Locally known as Kachri, I was told than more than varieties are found in the area, some with less deeply lobed leaves and some with longer, somewhat elongated fruits. Hope to locate these.  Comments are welcome. 
 

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/


 
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