Thladiantha Bunge

Thladiantha is a genus with ca. 25 species, mainly distributed in eastern Asia (with a single species in Africa) (Mabberley 2008). A single species, T. dubia Bunge, is widely cultivated as an ornamental or, perhaps less frequently, for its edible fruit.


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Li J. (1997) On the systematics of Thladiantha (Cucurbitaceae) (in Chinese). Acta Bot. Yunnanica 19(2): 103-127. [available online at:]

Lu A.-M. & Zhang Z.-Y. (1981) A revision of genus Thladiantha Bunge (Cucurbitaceae) (in Chinese). Bull. Bot. Res. 1(1-2): 61-96.

Mabberley D.J. (2008) Mabberley’s plant-book (3th ed.). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: XVIII + 1021 p.

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