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Taxon: Trichosanthes pilosa Lour.

 
Genus: Trichosanthes
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Sicyoeae
Nomen number: 470289
Place of publication: Fl. cochinch. 2:588. 1790
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 29-Jan-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Sep-2018
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 7 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • snake gourd  (Source: Dict Gard) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):489. 1999, as T. ovigera); starch (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):489. 1999, as T. ovigera)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):489. 1999, as T. ovigera)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Xizang (s.e.), Yunnan, Zhejiang]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India (n.), Nepal
    • PAPUASIA: Indonesia, [Irian Jaya] Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Celebes, Java, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, Sumatra] Malaysia, Philippines, [Luzon, Mindanao] Singapore

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Northern Territory, Queensland (n.e.), Western Australia (n.e.)]


References:

  1. Cooper, W. E. & H. J. de Boer 2011. A taxonomic revision of Trichosanthes L. (Cucurbitaceae) in Australia, including one new species from the Northern Territory (Austrobaileya) 8:371-375.
  2. De Wilde, W. J. J. O. & B. E. E. Duyfjes 2008. Miscellaneous South East Asian cucurbit news (Reinwardtia) 12:270-271.
  3. Smitinand, T. & K. Larsen, eds. Flora of Thailand. (F Thailand)
  4. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  5. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Trichosanthes pilosa Lour. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • 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=470289. Accessed 13 November 2018.