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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: Benincaseae
Genus: Benincasa
Species: B. fistulosa – B. pruriens

Benincasa Savi, Bibliot. Ital. (Milan) 9: 158. (1818)
Type species: Benincasa cerifera Savi (1818) = B. pruriens
(Parkinson) Wilde & Duyfjes (2008)

Note: Thee are taxonomic differences between Govaerts et a. (2019) and Hassler (2019), however Renner & Pandey (2013) summarise the taxonomic opinions.

Camolenga Post & Kuntze, Lex. 95. (1903) nom. illeg.


Savi, G. 1818. Biblioteca Italiana Ossia Giornale di Letteratura Scienze ed Arti 9: 158.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Benincasa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Dec. 22. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Benincasa. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Dec. 22. Reference page.
Renner, S.S. & Pandey, A.K. 2013. The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences. PhytoKeys (20): 53-118. DOI: }10.3897/phytokeys.20.3948 Open access Reference page.
Schaefer, H. & Renner, S.S. 2011. Phylogenetic relationships in the order Cucurbitales and a new classification of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae). Taxon 60(1): 122–138. DOI: 10.1002/tax.601011 JSTOR PDF. Reference page. 2014. Benincasa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Aug 26.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Benincasa. Published online. Accessed: Aug 26 2014.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Wachskürbisse
English: Winter Melon
latviešu: vaskgurķi

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