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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:
Name Verified on: 09-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 106 (31 active, 13 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (used as vegetable fide Biol Cucurb 328. 1990; Econ Bot 53:105. 1999)
  • 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, [Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Islands] Malaysia [Sabah, Sarawak]


    Other (origin uncertain)

References:

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  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  3. Botanical Survey of India. 1978-. Fascicles of flora of India.
  4. Chakravarty, H. L. 1990. Cucurbits of India and their role in the development of vegetable crops. Biology and utilization of the Cucurbitaceae 328.
  5. Decker-Walters, D. S. 1999. Cucurbit, Sanskrit, and the Indo-Aryas. Econ. Bot. 53:105.
  6. Demilly, D. et al. 1996. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 6. Note: GEVES-SNES, Beaucouzé, France
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Benincasa+hispida&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Govaerts, R. World checklist of selected plant families (on-line resource).
  10. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  11. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  12. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  13. Kawaide, T. 1985. Utilization of rootstocks in Cucurbits production in Japan. Jap. Agric. Res. Quart. 18:285-288.
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  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  16. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
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  19. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:84
  20. Office of the Union. 2009. UPOV: International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants. List of the taxa protected by the members of the Union
  21. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  22. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  23. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
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  25. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana. Note: = Benincasa pruriens "(Parkinson) W. J. de Wilde & Duyfjes" f. hispida (Thunb.) W. J. de Wilde & Duyfjes
  26. Wilde, W. W. J. O. de & B. E. E. Duyfjes. 2008. Miscellaneous South East Asian cucurbit news. Reinwardtia 12:267-274. Note: = Benincasa pruriens (Parkinson) W. J. de Wilde & Duyfjes
  27. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  28. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Benincasa hispida (Thunb.) Cogn. :

Images:

  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=6746. Accessed 7 December 2019.