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
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: 106 in National Plant Germplasm System

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 (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin uncertain

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea; Solomon Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland

  • Naturalized:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Malesia: Indonesia - Kalimantan, - Celebes, - Java, - Lesser Sunda Islands; Malaysia - Sabah, - Sarawak

  • 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

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Central America: Guatemala
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru

References:

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