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Taxon: Cucumis anguria L.

 
Genus: Cucumis
Subgenus: Cucumis
Section: Aculeatosi
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 12546
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: 07-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 62 (49 active, 38 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • cornichão-das-antilhas  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • maxixe  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • maxixe-bravo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • maxixe-do-mato  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pepino-castanha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pepino-espinhoso  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • pepino cimarrón  (Source: F NGalicia) - Spanish
  • sandía de ratón  (Source: F NGalicia) - Spanish (Guatemala)
  • anguriagurka  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa [KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga]


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Reunion

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: West Indies


    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland]

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacán de Ocampo, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Querétaro, Quintana Roo, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Yucatán]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Netherlands Antilles, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Rondônia]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, Peru


References:

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  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
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  36. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Cucumis anguria 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:
  • 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?id=12546. Accessed 18 September 2019.