Sorting Siraitia names

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


Siraitia grosvenorii (Swingle) A. M. Lu & Zhi Y. Zhang

SYNONYM(S) : Momordica grosvenorii Swingle, Thladiantha grosvenorii (Swingle) C. Jeffrey

CHINESE : Ge si wei ruo guo, Luo han guo, Luo han guo (Lo han kuo, Cantonese Lor hon kor).

ENGLISH : Arhat fruit, Grosvener siraitia, Longevity fruit.

JAPANESE : Ra kan ka.


Photograph of dried fruits by Thomas Andres at


General Bibliography


Complementary / Specific


Shinwa Bussan Co. Ltd. 2000, Asia Plants List, Shinwa Bussan Co. Ltd. (In Japanese, linked via Shodouka) < >.

USDA, ARS, 2000, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: (11 July 2001).

Wang Zongxun et al. 1996, A New Latin, Chinese, English Botanical Nomenclature. Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Botany. Aviation Industry Publisher, Beijing.

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

Xie Zongwa & Yu Youqin (Editors), 1996, Materia Medica, Chinese Terminology, Vol. 1, Renminweisheng Publishing House Beijing, China. (Latin with authority names and Chinese-simplified, text in Chinese).


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