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12. Solena Lour., Fl. Cochinchina (ed. 1). 514. 1790. ed. Willd. 629. 1793; C. Jeffrey in Kew Bull. (Cucurbitaceae) 15(1):344. 1962; Hutch., Gen. Fl. Pl. 2:393. 1967; Gandhi in Saldanha & Nicholson, Fl. Hassan Dist. 178. 1976.


  • Harlandia Hance
  • Juchia Roem.
  • Karivia Arn.

    Perennial herbs with tuberous roots. Stems slender, elongated, branched, glabrous; tendrils simple. Leaves subsessile, heteromorphic, cordate or sagittate at base, more or less scabrid above, margin remotely subulate denticulate, rarely entire. Petiole slender, without stipule-like lamina at the base, shortly villous, ultimately scabrous, 0-5-1.5 cm long. Male flowers subumbellate, axillary, female solitary and pedicellate. Calyx tube campanulate, teeth subulate, very minute. Corolla with triangular very small lobes. Stamens 3, filaments short; anther locule triplicate, ciliate. Ovary oblong, ovules several. Fruit oblong or ovoid. Seeds many, grey, small.

    A monotypic genus distributed in India, Pakistan, Indo-China and Malay Archipelago.

    Lower Taxon

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