|Ripe fruit of Diplocyclos palmatus|
Diplocyclos palmatus is a vine in the family Cucurbitaceae. It is commonly known as native bryony or striped cucumber. In Marathi ,it is called as Shivlingi due to its seed which resembles to lingam.
The plant is native to rainforests and dry rainforests (Tropical and subtropical dry broadleaf forests) habitats. It is found in the Malesia phytoregion, including Papua New Guinea, Maharashtra India, and in northern Australia.
The vine grows in thickets, monsoon forests, lowland and upland disturbed areas, and mountain rain forest.
It grows from near sea level to 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) in Australia, in Western Australia, Northern Territory, Cape York Peninsula, and North East Queensland, southwards to northeastern New South Wales.
- Hyland, B. P. M.; Whiffin, T.; Zich, F. A.; et al. (December 2010). "Factsheet – Diplocyclos palmatus". Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants (6.1, online version RFK 6.1 ed.). Cairns, Australia: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), through its Division of Plant Industry; the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research; the Australian Tropical Herbarium, James Cook University. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
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