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Taxon: Thladiantha dubia Bunge

Genus: Thladiantha
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Thladiantheae
Nomen number: 36539
Place of publication: Enum. pl. China bor. 29. 1833 (Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg Divers Savans 2:103. 1835)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Apr-2013 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 7 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • red-hailstone  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • goldencreeper  (Source: ICAW) - English (Canada)
  • thladianthe douteuse  (Source: ICAW) - French (Canada)
  • berggurka  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • chi bao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese
  • jumeogchamoe  (Source: Kulturpflanze) - Transcribed Korean
  • jumeogoe  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean
  • wanggwa  (Source: F Korea) - Transcribed Korean

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:


    • CHINA: China [Gansu Sheng, Hebei Sheng, Heilongjiang Sheng, Jilin Sheng, Liaoning Sheng, Ningxia Huizi Zizhiqu, Shaanxi Sheng, Shandong Sheng, Shanxi Sheng, Sichuan Sheng (n.)]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Korea

    Cultivated (also cult.)


    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan


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  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  4. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 237.
  5. Decker-Walters, D. S. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  6. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  7. Jeffrey, C. 1960. The identity and nomenclature of Thladiantha dubia (Cucurbitaceae) of the 'Flora of British India'. Kew Bull. 14:461-463.
  8. Jeffrey, C. 1980. The Cucurbitaceae of Eastern Asia 27.
  9. Lee, Y. N. 1997. Flora of Korea.
  10. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:132.
  11. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.
  12. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Thladiantha dubia Bunge :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=36539. Accessed 12 July 2020.