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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
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/359032
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1838 (114 active, 68 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • melon  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • Melone  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

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, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: United States [Guam]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Samoa, Tonga


    Cultivated (cult. worldwide)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

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  3. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
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  7. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
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  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Cucumis+melo&quantity=1 target='_blank'
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  31. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Cucumis melo L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?404410. Accessed 20 August 2019.