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Taxon: Cucumis melo L.

Genus: Cucumis subgenus: Cucumis section: Cucumis
Family: Cucurbitaceae tribe: Benincaseae.
Nomen number: 404410
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1011. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 06-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Apr-2009
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 108 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • Armenian cucumber   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. flexuosus]
  • cantaloupe   (Source: Cucurb.Gen.C. 14:43. [as C. melo var. cantalupensis]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo]
  • casaba melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Inodorus Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. inodorus]
  • dudaim melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Dudaim Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. dudaim]
  • garden-lemon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Chito Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. chito]
  • honeydew melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Inodorus Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. inodorus]
  • mango melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Chito Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. chito]
  • melon   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • melon   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo]
  • melon-apple   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Chito Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. chito]
  • muskmelon   (Source: Cucurb.Gen.C. 14:43. [as C. melo var. cantalupensis]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo]
  • netted melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Reticulatus Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo]
  • nutmeg melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Reticulatus Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo]
  • orange melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Chito Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. chito]
  • Oriental pickling melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Conomon Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. conomon]
  • Persian melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Reticulatus Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo]
  • phoot   (Source: Zander Ency ) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. momordica]
  • pickling melon   (Source: Cucurb.Gen.C. 14:44.) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. conomon]
  • pomegranate melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Dudaim Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. dudaim]
  • Queen Anne's pocket melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Dudaim Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. dudaim]
  • serpent melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Flexuosus Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. flexuosus]
  • snake cucumber   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. conomon]
  • snake melon   (Source: Cucurb.Gen.C. 14:44.) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. flexuosus]
  • snap melon   (Source: Cucurb.Gen.C. 14:44.) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. momordica]
  • stink melon   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Dudaim Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. dudaim]
  • sweet melon   (Source: Cucurb.Gen.C. 14:44.) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. conomon]
  • ulcardo melon   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. agrestis]
  • vegetable-orange   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Chito Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. chito]
  • vine-peach   (Source: Hortus 3 [as C. melo Chito Group]) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. chito]
  • winter melon   (Source: Cucurb.Gen.C. 14:44.) – English   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. inodorus]
  • cai gua   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. conomon]
  • tian gua   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo]
  • rock melon   (Source: Econ Pl Aust [as C. melo var. cantalupensis]) – English (Australia)   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo]
  • mélon   (Source: Dict Rehm [as C. melo var. cantalupensis]) – French   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo]
  • Apfel-Melone   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. melo Chito Group]) – German   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. chito]
  • armenische Melone   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. melo Flexuosus Group]) – German   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. flexuosus]
  • Gemüse-Melone   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. melo Conomon Group]) – German   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. conomon]
  • Honig-Melone   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. melo Inodorus Group]) – German   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. inodorus]
  • Kantalupe   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. melo Cantalupensis Group]) – German   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo]
  • Melone   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo]
  • Melone   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Orangen-Melone   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. melo Chito Group]) – German   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. chito]
  • Schnapp-Melone   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. momordica]
  • Zier-Melone   (Source: Zander Ency [as C. melo Dudaim Group]) – German   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. dudaim]
  • Zuckermelone   (Source: Dict Rehm [as C. melo var. cantalupensis]) – German   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo]
  • phut   (Source: Gen Res Cr Ev 44:258) – India   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. momordica]
  • melone   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo]
  • meron   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo]
  • shirō-uri   (Source: F Japan [as C. melo var. utilissimus]) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. conomon]
  • tsuke-uri   (Source: F Japan [as C. melo var. utilissimus]) – Japanese Rōmaji   [Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. conomon]
  • chamoe   (Source: Kulturpflanze 34:93.) – Transcribed Korean   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo]
  • melão   (Source: Dict Rehm [as C. melo var. cantalupensis]) – Portuguese   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo]
  • melon   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Cucumis melo subsp. melo]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Tanzania; Uganda
    West Tropical Africa: Benin; Cote D'Ivoire; Ghana; Niger; Senegal
    South Tropical Africa: Malawi; Mozambique; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: South Africa
    Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Arabian Peninsula: Oman; Saudi Arabia; Yemen
    Western Asia: Iran
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    North Indian Ocean: Maldives
    Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand
    Malesia: Indonesia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia
  • PACIFIC
    Northwestern Pacific: Guam
    Southwestern Pacific: Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tonga

      Naturalized:
  • widely naturalized in tropics

      Cultivated:
  • cultivated worldwide

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure

References:

More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Cucumis melo L.:


Images:

More:
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  • 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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