Trichosanthes dioica

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Trichosanthes dioica


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: Trichosanthes sect. Trichosanthes
Species: Trichosanthes dioica



Trichosanthes dioica Roxb., 1832.

  • Lectotype: Roxb. 1090 (K).


  • Anguina dioeca (Roxb.) Kuntze
  • Trichosanthes officinalis Buch.-Ham. ex G. Don
  • Trichosanthes officinalis Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.




Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asie
      • Nepal, Darjeeling, Assam, India, Bangladesh, Andamans (I) (South Andamans (I)), Pakistan (Pakistani Punjab, Swat), Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh)

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



Primary references


Vernacular names

বাংলা: পটল
English: pointed gourd
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