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


  1. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  2. Kellerman, T. S. et al. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa. 1988 (Kellerman et al.)
  3. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  4. 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.

Check other web resources for Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 24 April 2018.