Siraitia species ?- Kumarghat, Tripura



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Kumarghat, Tripura
Please identify

Some Siraitia sp. ??

I tried but could not find a match as per comparative images at Cucurbitaceae
However, I got the feeling that it may be some Cucumis species.

Is it wild or cultivated?

However, I tried all species of Cucumis reported from your area, as per The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013), but could not find any match.

You did not tell whether it is wild or cultivated?
Only species of Siraitia found in India is Siraitia sikkimensis (West Bengal and Sikkim) as per
I could not find any specimen and photo on net for this species.
However, Siraitia grosvenorii may be cultivated. Pl. check if the seeds match at FOC illustration. I have doubts about this species though superficially it may be looking similar as per
https://www.amazon.com/Monksfruit-Siraitia-grosvenorii-Medicinal-Seed/dp/B01LZGV9X3
I always reply and I said it was not cultivated
The location is Pechartal,North Tripura near Mizoram and Bangladesh border.
I know monk fruit (Siraitia grosvenorii) which I tried to grow.
These pictures are collected from deep forests where there is no accessible roads.
Whatever I am sending, mostly they are wild.

Thladiantha hookeri or nearby!!
Thanks, ..., I think looks different to this and other species as per

Fruit is different.



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