Hodgsonia, ranging from NE India through S China to Java and Borneo, was for a long time considered as monotypic, but there are two (and possibly three) species, demarcated at the Isthmus of Kra in S Thailand. The few, woody ‘seeds’ should be regarded as pyrenes, a condition not known elsewhere in the family Cucurbitaceae.

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Keywords Flora of SE Asia, Cucurbitaceae, Hodgsonia, placentation, pyrenes
Journal Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants
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de Wilde, W.J.J.O, & Duyfjes, B.E.E. (2001). Taxonomy of Hodgsonia (Cucurbitaceae), with a note on the ovules and seeds. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 46(1), 169–179.