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Taxonavigation: Cucurbitales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Cucurbitales

Familia: Cucurbitaceae
Tribus: Joliffieae
Genus: Ampelosicyos
Species: A. bosseri – A. humblotii – A. leandrii – A. major – A. meridionalis – A. scandens


Note: The confusion is spelling has not been satisfactorily resolved, however, the one used here is most commonly used (Schaefer & Renner, 2011).


  • Heterotypic
    • Odosicyos Keraudren Bull. Soc. Bot. France, Lett. Bot. 127(5): 518. (1980)
    • Tricyclandra Keraudren Bull. Soc. Bot. France 112(5–6): 327. (1965)


  • Thouars, L-M.A. du Petit- (1808) Histoire des Végétaux Recueillis dans les Isles Australes d'Afrique 68.
  • Schaefer, H. & Renner, S.S. (2011) Phylogenetic relationships in the order Cucurbitales and a new classification of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae), Taxon, 60 (1): 122–138. Available on line [1]. Accessed 2014 Aug 26.
  • The Plant List 2013. Ampelosicyos in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Sept. 12.
  • 2014. Ampelosicyos . Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Sept. 12.
  • International Plant Names Index. 2014. Ampelosicyos. Published online. Accessed Sept. 12 2014.
  • USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Ampelosicyos in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed on 09-Oct-10.