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Dinesh Valke

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Oct 8, 2010, 2:14:47 PM10/8/10
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Cucumis maderaspatanus (syn. Bryonia cordifolia, Bryonia scabrella, Coccinia cordifolia, Melothria maderaspatana, Mukia maderaspatana, Mukia scabrella)


KOO-koo-mis -- from the Greek kykyon meaning, cucumber
maderaspatana -- pronunciation not known to me ... meaning, of or from Madras


commonly known as: bristly bryony, Madras pea pumpkin, rough bryony • Bengali: bilari • Gujarati: tindori • Hindi: बिलाड़ी bilari, मुसमुसा musmusa, परिपुष्करा paripushkara, पिण्डिला pindila, सेटु setu • Kannada: chitrati • Konkani: चिरटी chirati • Malayalam: chitrati • Marathi: चिरटी chirati • Nepalese: मट्याङग्र काँक्री matyangre kankri • Punjabi: gwala kakri • Rajasthani: ankh phutani • Sanskrit: परिपुष्करा paripushkara, पिण्डिला pindila, सेटु setu  • Tamil: முசுமுசுக்கை muchumuchukkai, பரிபுஷ்கரை paripuskarai • Telugu: నూగుదోస nugudosa • Urdu: مسمسا musmusa



Attached views from vicinity of my home place Thane
... for more views http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=91314344%40N00&q=Cucumismaderaspatanus&m=tags



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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 8, 2010, 2:44:52 PM10/8/10
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Thanks Dinesh ji
Another Nice set of photographs


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tanay bose

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Oct 8, 2010, 4:03:50 PM10/8/10
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Nice set Dinesh ji
tanay

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Dr Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 8, 2010, 5:14:33 PM10/8/10
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If it is Madras then why Patna :p...
Just kidding...
Maderaspata is for MADRAS REGION.
Pankaj

Smita Raskar

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Oct 8, 2010, 10:59:27 PM10/8/10
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Nice collection of cucubitaceae Dinesh, i have downloaded pictures in my laptop for collection, thanks for sharing:):)
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Vijayasankar

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Oct 9, 2010, 5:51:02 PM10/9/10
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Pankaj, "Madras patanam" is the Englified name of "Chennai pattinam", the erstwhile Chennai. Pattinam (Patanam) generally refers to coastal town for e.g. Kaveri poom pattinam is the old name of Poombuhar, a coastal town.

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Vijayasankar

Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 9, 2010, 5:56:01 PM10/9/10
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Thanks a lot buddy. I thought PATA was for REGION.....
Pankaj

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