|Common Names - Cucumber or Gourd Family||Synonyms -|
|Authority - Juss.||Total Number of genera - 125|
|Gymnosperm or Angiosperm? - Angiosperm||Total Number of species - 960|
|Plant forms - woody lianas, thorny shrubs, and trees|
|World Distribution - both the Old and New Worlds.Distributed around the tropics|
|Comments - Most of the plants in this family are annual vines but there are also woody lianas, thorny shrubs, and trees (Dendrosicyos)|
|1 - Coccinia.|
2 - Cogniauxia.
3 - Echinopepon.
4 - Elaterium.
5 - Fevillea.
6 - Marah.