Taxon: Citrullus vulgaris Schrad.

Synonym of Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai

Genus: Citrullus
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 10677
Place of publication: C. F. Ecklon & K. L. P. Zeyher, Enum. pl. afric. austral. 2:279. 1836 (H. A. Schrader, Linnaea 12:412. 1838)
Link to protologue:
  • • authorship verified from original literature, where Schrader is identified as the author of the Cucurbitaceae treatment on p. 275
  • • the assignment to synonymy under C. lanatus is contingent on conservation of the latter's basionym, Momordica lanata Thunb., with a conserved type
Name Verified on: 21-Apr-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 25-Aug-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Kellerman, T. S. et al. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa. 1988 (Kellerman et al.)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Renner, S. S. et al. 2014. (2313) Proposal to conserve the name Momordica lanata (Citrullus lanatus) (watermelon, Cucurbitaceae), with a conserved type, against Citrullus battich (Taxon) 63:941-942.

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image