Taxon: Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn.

 
Genus: Benincasa
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 6746
Place of publication: A. L. P. P. de Candolle & A. C. de Candolle, Monogr. phan. 3:513. 1881
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 09-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Aug-2004
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 31 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (used as vegetable fide Biol Cucurb 328. 1990; Econ Bot 53:105. 1999)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for watermelon (fide Jap Agric Res Quart 18:285. 1985)
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland]


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea, Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Northern America
    • Mexico, North America

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Guatemala
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile


    Naturalized

    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Celebes, Java, Kalimantan, Lesser Sunda Islands] Malaysia [Sabah, Sarawak]


    Other (origin uncertain)

References:

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Images:

  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=6746. Accessed 24 June 2018.