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Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Genus Name: Cucumis
Species Name: leiospermus
Feature: Images highlighting the identifying characteristics of different Cucumis species
Diagnostic features:
Annual climbing herb. Stem slender, scabrous hairy. Leaves pentangular. Male flower 0.7-0.9 x 0.4-0.5 cm, in fascicle of 5-8 per axils, yellow. Female flower 1-1.5 x 0.6-0.8 cm, in fascicle of 2-3 per axils, yellow, ovary densely hairy. Fruit 1.3-1.4 x 1 cm, oval-globose, indehiscent, pale green with 10 dark green longitudinal strips, turns dark red at maturity, 16-17 seeded. Seed 0.5 x 0.3 x 0.2 cm, oblong-obovatc, apex rounded, beaked, marginated, smooth, grey-white.

Flowering and fruiting:
August to December.

South India, Sri Lanka.

Field notes:
Plants frequent growing along slopes amidst grasses and shrubs, in Ghats region along road sides

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