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Taxonomic Serial No.: 22337

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Bryoniaceae
  Common Name(s): gourds [English]
    squashes [English]
    citrouilles [French]
    gourdes [French]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2021   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyCucurbitaceae  – gourds, squashes, citrouilles, gourdes  
    Direct Children:  
                               Genus Apodanthera Arn.  
                               Genus Benincasa Savi  
                               Genus Brandegea Cogn. – starvine, desert starvine 
                               Genus Bryonia L. – bryony 
                               Genus Cayaponia Silva Manso – melonleaf 
                               Genus Citrullus Schrad. ex Eckl. & Zeyh. – watermelon 
                               Genus Coccinia Wight & Arn.  
                               Genus Corallocarpus Welw. ex Benth. & Hook.f.  
                               Genus Ctenolepis Hook. f.  
                               Genus Cucumis L. – melon 
                               Genus Cucurbita L. – gourd 
                               Genus Cyclanthera Schrad.  
                               Genus Doyerea Grosourdy – doyeria 
                               Genus Ecballium A. Rich. – squirting cucumber 
                               Genus Echinocystis Torr. & A. Gray  
                               Genus Echinopepon Naudin – balsam apple, wild balsam apple 
                               Genus Fevillea L.  
                               Genus Hodgsonia Hook. f. & Thomson  
                               Genus Ibervillea Greene – globeberry 
                               Genus Lagenaria Ser. – bottle gourd 
                               Genus Luffa Mill. – luffa, vegetable sponge, loofah 
                               Genus Marah Kellogg – manroot 
                               Genus Melothria L. – melonette 
                               Genus Momordica L. – balsam-apple, bitter melon, cundeamor 
                               Genus Psiguria Neck. ex Arn. – pygmymelon 
                               Genus Sechium P. Browne  
                               Genus Sicana Naudin  
                               Genus Sicyos L. – bur cucumber 
                               Genus Sicyosperma A. Gray – climbing arrowheads 
                               Genus Telfairia Hook.  
                               Genus Thladiantha Bunge – golden creeper 
                               Genus Trichosanthes L.  
                               Genus Tumamoca Rose – globeberry 
                               Genus Zehneria Endl.  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: citrouilles[French], gourdes [French]   
  Source: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, 2014, website (version 2014)  
  Acquired: 2014   
  Notes: Angiosperm Phylogeny Website, botanical information system at the Missouri Botanical Garden, available at   
  Reference for: Cucurbitaceae   
  Source: Cucurbitaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Cucurbitaceae   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Cucurbitaceae   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Cucurbitaceae   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Cucurbitaceae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2015   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Flora of North America North of Mexico, vol. 6: Magnoliophyta: Cucurbitaceae to Droseraceae   
  Page(s): 496   
  Publisher: Oxford University Press   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-19-534027-2   
  Notes: The volumes are also reproduced online (   
  Reference for: Cucurbitaceae   

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