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Taxon: Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt

 
Genus: Coccinia
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 10974
Place of publication: Hort. suburb. Calcutt. 59. 1845
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Aug-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Aug-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage (grazed by all stock)
  • Human food: vegetable (leaves fide Use Pl WT Afr)
  • Medicines:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Egypt
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad (s.), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania (n.), Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Mali, Mauritania (s.), Niger, Nigeria, Senegal
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen
    • CHINA: China [Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, [Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal] Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Mauritius

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Maldives

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory]

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Guam, U.S. Outlying Islands [Wake Island]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Barbados, Cuba, Puerto Rico
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Nicaragua
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname
    • BRAZIL: Brazil


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
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  4. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cameroun. (F Cameroun)
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  6. Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
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Check other web resources for Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=10974. Accessed 15 October 2018.