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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to W. Pacific.
Trichosanthes sp (Cucurbitaceae)

Native to:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kazan-retto, Korea, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Benin, Cameroon, Comoros, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Leeward Is., Madagascar, Mauritius, North Caucasus, Réunion, Senegal, Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.

Trichosanthes L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2001 Triono, T. [123], New Guinea 64414.000

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1008 (1753)

Accepted by

  • de Boer, H.J. & Thulin, M. (2012). Synopsis of Trichosanthes (Cucurbitaceae) based on recent molecular phylogenetic data PhytoKeys 12: 23-33.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0