Cucumis maderaspatanus L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1012 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is India to Nansei-shoto and Australia. It is a climbing annual and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, East Himalaya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Australia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

China South-Central, China Southeast, Solomon Is., Taiwan

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Classification

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PAFTOL

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
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  • Rebnner, S.S. & Pandey, A.K. (2013). The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences. PhytoKeys 20: 53-118.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Mukia maderaspatana.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(2): 1-456. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
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  • Sarmah, K.K. & Borthakur, S.K. (2009). A checklist of angiospermic plants of Manas national park in Assam, India. Pleione 3: 190-200.
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  • de Wilde, W.J.J.O. & Duyfjes, B.E.E. (2008). Flora of Thailand 9(4): 411-546. The Forest Herbarium, Royal Forest Department.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2018 De Wilde et al. [SAN 141920] Malaysia K000517493 Yes
Jan 1, 2018 De Wilde et al. [SAN 141930] Malaysia K000517494 Yes
Jul 2, 2008 Monyrak [214] Cambodia Mukia maderaspatana K000517495 Yes
Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [3041] Tanzania Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-04999.000 No
Meikle, R.D. [769] Nigeria Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-04641.000 No
Andi, M.A.M.; Nur Adillah, M.Y.; Mohd Adzwan, S.; Tawadong, T. [SAN 157501] Malaysia Mukia maderaspatana K001561532 Yes
Bullock, A.A. [2390] Tanzania Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-05164.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [9856] Tanzania Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-00831.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E.; Taylor, P. [9056] Tanzania Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-01750.000 No
Quartin-Dillon [208] Mukia maderaspatana K000313443 Unknown Type Material Yes
Milne-Redhead, E. [7092] Tanzania Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-01749.000 No
Gossweiler, J. [356] Angola Mukia maderaspatana K001307855 No
Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [1040] Kenya Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-05159.000 No
Wild, H. [37187] Zimbabwe Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-01736.000 No
Faulkner, H. [3082] Zambia Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-25803.000 No
Royle, J.F. [s.n.] India Mukia maderaspatana K000742783 Type Yes
Tweedie, E.M. [2247] Kenya Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-00830.000 No
Ash, J. [1071] Ethiopia Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-37798.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [3868] Zambia Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-04642.000 No
Bullock, A.A. [2317] Tanzania Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-04654.000 No
Ash [134] Ethiopia Mukia maderaspatana K:SPC-40083.000 No

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