Trichosanthes ovigera

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Trichosanthes ovigera


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: Sicyoeae
Genus: Trichosanthes
Subgenus: Trichosanthes subg. Trichosanthes
Sectio: T. sect. Cucumeroides
Subsectio: Trichosanthes subsect. Cucumeroides
Species: Trichosanthes ovigera
Varietas: T. o. var. boninensis


Trichosanthes ovigera Blume, Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 15: 934 (1826).


  • Anguina ovigera (Bl.) Kuntze
  • Trichosanthes chingiana Hand.-Mazz.
  • Trichosanthes hearnii F. Muell. ex Benth.
  • Trichosanthes himalensis C. B. Clarke
  • Trichosanthes himalensis var. indivisa Chakr.
  • Trichosanthes himalensis var. sikkimensis (Kundu) Thothathri
  • Trichosanthes ovigera var. sikkimensis Kundu
  • Trichosanthes rostrata Kitam.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asie
      • China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan), Japan (Kyushu), Ryukyu Isl., Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar [Burma], Darjeeling, India, Bangladesh, Sikkim, Malaysia, Java, Andamans (South Andamans), Nicobars (Central Nicobars, Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar Isl.), Nepal
  • Continental: Australia
      • Australia (NE-Queensland)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Snake gourd
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