The genus Actinostemma Griff. (CUCURBITACEAE) comprises three species of which one occurs in India.

1. Actinostemma tenerum Griff.

Synonyms:
Actinostemma lobatum var. japonicum Maxim.; A. lobatum var. subintegrum Kom.; A. tenerum var. tenerum; A. tenerum var. yunnanensis A.M.Lu & Zhi Y.Zhang; Mitrosicyos racemosus Maxim.

Distribution:
Global:
Bangladesh, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Russia, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. In India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal.

References:
1. Ali Khan A (2002) Actinostemma tenerum Griff., Cucurbitaceae, a new phytogeographic record from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 99. (2): 365–366.
2. Renner SS, Pandey AK (2013) The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences PhytoKeys 20: 53–118. [Full text]


Links to other references:
Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

The Plant List

Flora of China

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