Sorting Melothria names

Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :




Melothria dulcis Wunderlin

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Melothria mucronata Cogn.

NEPALESE : Taariisokoto (Tarisokoto).


Possibly a synonym of Zehneria mucronata (Bume) Miq.

Melothria odorata Hook. f. & Thomson

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Melothria pendula L.

SYNONYM(S) : Melothria nigra Raf., Melothria fluminensis Gardn., Melothria edulis Raf.

ENGLISH : Creeping cucumber, Drooping melonette, Guadeloupe cucumber, Squirting cucumber, Wild cucumber.

FRENCH : Melonettes.

SPANISH : Pepinillo silvestre.


Melothria pendula L. var. aspera Cogn.

SYNONYM(S) : Melothria microcarpa Shuttl., Melothria nashii Small

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Melothria pendula L. var. crassifolia (Small) Cogn.

SYNONYM(S) : Melothria crassifolia Small

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Melothria pendula L. var. pendula

SYNONYM(S) : Melothria guadalupensis (Spreng.) Cogn.

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Melothria scabra Naudin

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Melothria trilobata Cogn.

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Melothria uliginosa Cogn.

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Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Melothria Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database - A Work in Progress. Institute for Land & Food Resources. The University of Melbourne. < > (2004).


General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


EURODICAUTOM, On-line Technical Dictionary in 12 languages provided by the European Commission < >.

Hanelt Peter et al. , 2001, Mansfeld's Encyclopedia of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops, Vol. xx. Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (Editors), First English Edition, Springer.

IPK Gatersleben, 2002, Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops. < >.

IPNI, 2003, International Plant Name Index. Online Database. < >.

Mabberley D.J. 1997, The Plant-Book : a Portable Dictionary of the Vascular Plants, 2d Edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K.

Smitinand Tem, 2001, Thai Plant Names - Revised Edition by The Forest Herbarium - Royal Forest Department. Bangkok. Thailand.

USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (xx xxxx 20xx).

Wiersema J. H. & León B. 1999, World Economic Plants : a Standard Reference. CRC Press LLC.



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