Zehneria japonica (Thunb.) H.Y. Liu, Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci. (Taichung) 1: 40 1989. (syn: Bryonia japonica C.P. Thunb. ex A. Murray (ambiguous synonym); Bryonia japonica Thunb. (ambiguous synonym); Melothria japonica (Thunb.) Maxim. ex Cogn.; Melothria regelii (Naud.) Cogn.; Neoachmandra japonica (Thunb. ex A.Murray) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes; Zehneria japonica (Thunb. ex Murray) C. Jeffrey (ambiguous synonym); Zehneria japonica (Thunb. ex Murray) S.K. Chen (ambiguous synonym));
Distribution in India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Punjab, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal. Distribution outside India: Thailand, China, Japan; Indonesia (Java, Sumatra) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013);
China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam as per Flora of China;
Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu) as per Catalogue of Life;

SK1433 12 Sep 2018 : 13 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (7) – around 550 kb each.
Location:  Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong 
Date: 13 August 2018
Elevation: 200 ft.
Habit : Wild 
Cucurbitaceae  ?? ID  ??

wild cucumber. echinocystis sp?

Did not get match …!

It is a Solena sp

I think this is Zehneria japonica.

Zehneria japonica (Thunb.) H.Y. Liu
Any chance for Zehneria bodinieri (H. Léveillé) W. J. de Wilde & Duyfjes  ??

To me also appear close to images of Zehneria japonica at


SK 2329 19 December 2019 : 9 posts by 2 authors. 9 images- 1 mb to 7 mb each. 
Location: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Date: 24 October 2019
Elevation: 1417m.
Habitat: Wild
Zehneria japonica (Thunb.) H.Y.Liu ??

Yes, …, as per images and details at Zehneria japonica
It should be female plant as per FOC illustration 

Fruits and seeds from same plant 20 November 2010. Do you think … shapes of fruit and seeds matches with the sketches of Z. bodinieri and flower image of Zehneria bodinieri (H.Lév.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes ??
4 images.

Flowers and fruits look similar.
I will go with Zehneria japonica (Thunberg) H. Y. Liu as per FoC illustration due to the length of the pedicle of female flowers/ fruits (also in comparison with male flowers) and shape of the leaves.

Seed do not match with Bodinieri ?

Fruits are also globose or oblong even as per keys in Flora of China.

More images of same plant on 20 November 2020.
3 very high resolution images.


Fwd: Zehneria sp for Identification? Itanagar,Arunachal Pradesh. 18.11.16 : 5 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)

It is not Zehneria as per comparative images herein.

Any idea about the family ?

Do you have any other images? 

I guess only one sp. Zehneria japonica (Thunb.) H.Y.Liu has got distribution in Arunachal Pradesh and this must be the same sp.

What do you think, …?

I will check and get back to you.


Cucurbitaceae for identification?: 6 high res. images.
Help me identify this Cucurbitaceae member.
Photographed in Semi-evergreen forests of Papum Pare District, Arunachal Pradesh on 30 ‎November ‎2016.

Zehneria japonica (Thunb.) H.Y.Liu !




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