Taxon: Cucumis metuliferus E. Mey. ex Naudin

 
Genus: Cucumis
  Subgenus: Cucumis
    Section: Metuliferi
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 12574
Place of publication: Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 4, 11:10. 1859
Comment: there is some question as to whether the spelling should be corrected to reflect the classical Latin termination (Melbourne ICN Art. 32.2) for the masculine form of this adjectival epithet (see also W. T. Stearn, Botanical Latin ed. 4:91. 1992), but lacking explicit guidance in the Code for this case we retain the original spelling
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 63 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (used like cucumbers fide Biol Cucurb 321. 1990)
  • Gene sources: potential for disease resistance in cucurbits (fide Cucurb Gen Coop 12:26-29. 1989)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of cucumber (based on sterile hybrids fide Euphytica 128:373. 2002)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of melon (based on sterile hybrids fide Euphytica 35:645. 1986)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of West Indian gherkin (based on failed crosses with Cucumis anguria fide Econ Bot 25:206. 1971)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kellerman et al.)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Limpopo, - Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Burkina Faso; Liberia; Senegal
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon; Central African Republic; Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida

  • Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • : Africa

References:

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  • Chen, J.-F. & X.-H. Zhou 2011. Cucumis (Wild Crop Rel Veg) 6:67-90.
  • Custers, J. B. M. & A. P. M. Den Nijs 1986. Effects of aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG), environment, and genotype in overcoming hybridization barriers between Cucumis species (Euphytica) 35:639-647.
  • Deakin, J. R. et al. 1971. Interspecific hybridization in Cucumis Econ. Bot. 25:195-211.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
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  • Garcia-Mas, J. et al. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships among Cucumis species based on the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer sequence and microsatellite markers Pl. Syst. Evol. 248:191-203.
  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Ghebretinsae, A. G. et al. 2007. Relationships of cucumbers and melons unraveled: molecular phylogenetics of Cucumis and related genera (Benincaseae, Cucurbitaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 94:1256-1266.
  • Ghebretinsae, A. G. et al. 2007. Relationships of cucumbers and melons unraveled: molecular phylogenetics of Cucumis and related genera (Benincaseae, Cucurbitaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 94:1256-1266.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kellerman, T. S. et al. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa. 1988 (Kellerman et al.)
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  • Sebastian, P. et al. 2010. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and melon (C. melo) have numerous wild relatives in Asia and Australia, and the sister species of melon is from Australia Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 107:14269-14273.
  • Sebastian, P. et al. 2010. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and melon (C. melo) have numerous wild relatives in Asia and Australia, and the sister species of melon is from Australia Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 107:14269-14273.
  • Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. 1993- (F Somalia)
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  • Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. 1997 (F Yemen)
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). (Atlas Florida)

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