Saturday, August 27, 2011

Climber, New record to India

This is a climber I have notice at CODISSIA to AIR PORT ROAD (Coimbatore), After indetification I found that this is new record to India.
Specimens Examined
India: Tamil Nadu, Coimbatore District,
Maruthamalai. By :Sarvalingam, Sivalingam & Rajendran, 006145(BH).

A native of Sudan and Southern
Egypt Africa and widely spread in Ethiopia,
Kenya, Somali, Tanzania, Uganda (Kirkbride,
1993), probably recently introduced into India
in the state of Tamil Nadu.

Ehrenb. ex Spach is recorded for the first time from India

Cucumis dipsaceus

A. Sarvalingam,

Thanks to Sasiramasamy,
Research Scholar,
Bharathiar University for his help in indentification and the literature abou the plant. 
R. Sivalingam*, A. Rajendran, and C. Kalidass#Department of Botany, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India – 641046. Botanical Survey of India, Southern Circle, Coimbatore, India – 641003.

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