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Taxon: Cucumis melo L. subsp. agrestis (Naudin) Pangalo var. dudaim (L.) Naudin

Genus: Cucumis subgenus: Cucumis section: Cucumis
Family: Cucurbitaceae tribe: Benincaseae.
Nomen number: 12568
Place of publication: Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 4, 11:69. 1859
Comment: or C. melo Dudaim Group
Name verified on: 05-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 01-Aug-2012
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AZ*°, CA*°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

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Common names:

  • dudaim melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Dudaim Group]) – English
  • pomegranate melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Dudaim Group]) – English
  • Queen Anne's pocket melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Dudaim Group]) – English
  • stink melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Dudaim Group]) – English
  • Zier-Melone   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. melo Dudaim Group]) – German

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Naturalized:
  • sometimes naturalized

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Decker-Walters, D. S. et al. 2002. The origin and genetic affinities of wild populations of melon (Cucumis melo, Cucurbitaceae) in North America. Pl. Syst. Evol. 233:183–197. [appropriately recognized as distinct from var. chito].
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. [treats as C. melo Dudaim Group].
  • Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 1993. Biosystematic monograph of the genus Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae). 108. [= C. melo L.].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= C. melo Dudaim Group].
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Munger, H. M. & R. W. Robinson. 1991. Nomenclature of Cucumis melo L. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 14:44. [= C. melo var. chito (C. Morren) Naudin].
  • Seed Regulatory and Testing Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S.D.A. State noxious-weed seed requirements recognized in the administration of the Federal Seed Act (updated annually).

Synonyms:


Check other databases for images:

  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?12568 (20 December 2014)

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