Actinostemma tenerum Griff. (Himalaya to Temp. E. Asia: Assam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Korea, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya as per POWO)


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

1. Actinostemma tenerum Griff.

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.

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


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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