Trichosanthes kirilowii

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Trichosanthes kirilowii


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. Foliobracteola
Species: Trichosanthes kirilowii
Varietas: T. k. var. japonica



Trichosanthes kirilowii Maxim., 1859.


  • Anguina kirilowii (Maxim.) Kuntze
  • Eopepon aurantiacus Naud.
  • Eopepon vitifolius Naud.
  • Trichosanthes obtusiloba C. Y. Wu
  • Trichosanthes palmata Hance


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asie
    • Regional:China
      • China (Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Zhejiang)
    • Regional:Eastern Asie
      • North Korea, South Korea

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • Mansfeld's World Database of Agriculture and Horticultural Crops 1998-. IPK Gatersleben. 2010 Nov 02 [1].

Vernacular names

English: Chinese cucumber
Nederlands: chinese komkommer
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