Taxon: Cucumeropsis mannii Naudin

Synonym of Melothria sphaerocarpa

Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 12542
Place of publication: Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 5, 5:30. 1866
Name Verified on: 28-Apr-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-Apr-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
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  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Schaefer, H. & S. S. Renner 2010. A gift from the New World? The West African crop Cucumeropsis mannii and the American Posadaea sphaerocarpa (Cucurbitaceae) are the same species Syst. Bot. 35:535-540.
  • Schaefer, H. & S. S. Renner 2011. Phylogenetic relationships in the order Cucurbitales and a new classification of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae) (Taxon) 60:134.
  • Whitake, T. W. 1990. Cucurbits of potential economic importance (Biol Cucurb) 321.

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