Photo Credit: Mandar Joshi Record Count: 2 Photo Date-Time: 09-Oct-2022 08:14 AM
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Common Name: शिवलिंगी
Etymology - Genus: From the Greek diploos (double) and cyclos (circular, wheel)
Etymology - Species: Shaped like the palm of the hand
Location: India, Vetal Hill
Description: Annual climber with circular, hairless stem.Simple leaf with a presence of tendril at the leaf node. Tendril is split at the end.Leaf with palmate lobes, smooth, shiny.Male and female flowers together appear in a leaf axle.Male and female flowers are born on same plant.Flowers are yellow, very small. Female flower has a small circular ovary below the calyx.Fruit is green, oblong with white patches, turns red on maturity.Many flat seeds are embedded in a pulp.