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Taxon: Cucumis sativus L. var. xishuangbannanesis Qi & Yuan ex S. S. Renner

Genus: Cucumis
Subgenus: Cucumis
Section: Cucumis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 311955
Place of publication: PhytoKeys 85:89. 2017
Link to protologue:
Comment: Qu & Yuan did not provide Latin description nor type
Name Verified on: 29-Aug-2017 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Cucurb Gen Coop 17:20. 1993)

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Yunnan Sheng (s.)]

    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Vietnam


  1. Chen, J.-F. et al. 1994. The Xishuangbanna gourd (Cucumis sativus var. xishuangbannesis Qi et Yuan), a traditionally cultivated plant of the Hanai people, Xishuangbanna, Yunan, China. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 17:18-20.
  2. Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 1993. Biosystematic monograph of the genus Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae) 120. Note: = Cucumis sativus L.
  3. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  4. Qi, C. et al. 1983. A new type of cucumber - Cucumis sativus L. var. xishuanbannanesis. Acta Hort. Sin. 10:259-264. Note: place of invalid publication
  5. Renner, S. S. 2017. A valid name for the Xishuangbanna gourd, a cucumber with carotene-rich fruits. PhytoKeys 85:87-94. Note: validated the name, and cited USDA accession PI 618931
  6. Yang, S. L. et al. 1991. Preliminary studies on Cucumis sativus var. xishuangbannanesis. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 14:29-31.
  7. Zhao, X. et al. 2011. Comparison of the distribution of the repetitive DNA sequences in three variants of Cucumis sativus reveals their phylogenetic relationships. J. Genet. Genomics 38:39-45. Note: formerly Acta Genetica Sinica

Check other web resources for Cucumis sativus L. var. xishuangbannanesis Qi & Yuan ex S. S. Renner :

  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=311955. Accessed 5 July 2020.