Taxon: Cucumis sativus L.

 
Genus: Cucumis
  Subgenus: Cucumis
    Section: Cucumis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 404426
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1012. 1753
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Nov-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 493 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • cucumber  (Source: BSBI) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: test organism for crop diseases (fide Virus Diseases 59. 1987)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Guangxi, - Guizhou, - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Myanmar; Thailand

  • Naturalized:

    . occasionally natzd.

    Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource). (AgroAtlas)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • Chen, J.-F. & X.-H. Zhou 2011. Cucumis (Wild Crop Rel Veg) 6:67-90.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Converse, R. H., ed. Virus diseases of small fruits. USDA Agriculture Handbook 631. 1987 (Virus Diseases)
  • De Wilde, W. J. J. O. & B. E. E. Duyfjes 2007. The wild species of Cucumis L. (Cucurbitaceae) in South-East Asia (Adansonia) sér. 3, 29:246-247.
  • Demilly, D. et al. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7. 2001 (L Noms French ed7)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
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  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. 1984- (F Bhutan)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. 1978-1982 (L Nepal)
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  • Huang, S. et al. 2009. The genome of the cucumber, Cucumis sativus L. Nat. Genet. 41:1275-1281.
  • International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2. 1982 (Mult Glossary Crops)
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. 1993- (F Japan)
  • Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. Biosystematic monograph of the genus Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae). 1993 (Monog Cucumis) 84.
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants (Kulturpflanze) 34:94.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Schaefer, H. 2007. Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae) must include Cucumella, Dicoelospermum, Mukia, Myrmecosicyos, and Oreosyce: a recircumscription based on nuclear and plastid DNA data (Blumea) 52:168.
  • Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:157.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males)
  • Zhao, X. et al. 2011. Comparison of the distribution of the repetitive DNA sequences in three variants of Cucumis sativus reveals their phylogenetic relationships J. Genet. Genomics 38:39-45.

Check other web resources for Cucumis sativus L. :

  • 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.