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Taxon: Trichosanthes cucumerina L. var. anguina (L.) Haines

 
Genus: Trichosanthes
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Sicyoeae
Nomen number: 310205
Place of publication: Bot. Bihar Orissa 3:388. 1922
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 29-Jan-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 26 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • club gourd  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • serpent gourd  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • serpent-cucumber  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • snake gourd  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • viper's gourd  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • she gua  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit; vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):488. 1999)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):488. 1999)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)

References:

  1. Chakravarty, H. L. 1990. Cucurbits of India and their role in the development of vegetable crops. Biology and utilization of the Cucurbitaceae 327.
  2. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. Note: = Trichosanthes anguina L.
  3. Decker-Walters, D. S. 1999. Cucurbit, Sanskrit, and the Indo-Aryas. Econ. Bot. 53:110.
  4. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  5. Jeffrey, C. 1980. Further notes on Cucurbitaceae: V. The Cucurbitaceae of the Indian subcontinent. Kew Bull. 34:797.
  6. Jeffrey, C. 1980. The Cucurbitaceae of Eastern Asia
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Trichosanthes anguina L.
  8. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  9. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):488.
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Rugayah & W. J. J. O. de Wilde. 1997. Trichosanthes L. (Cucurbitaceae) in Java. Blumea 42:478.
  12. Rugayah & W. J. J. O. de Wilde. 1999. Conspectus of Trichosanthes (Cucurbitaceae) in Malesia. Reinwardtia 11:252.
  13. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  14. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition). Note: = Trichosanthes anguina L.

Check other web resources for Trichosanthes cucumerina L. var. anguina (L.) Haines :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=310205. Accessed 16 September 2019.