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:
Name Verified on: 07-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Nov-2008
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 49 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

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

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of melon (based on production of somatic hybrids with Cucumis melo fide Hort Sci (Prague) 38:154. 2011)

Distributional Range:

    Native

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola ; Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana ; Namibia ; South Africa KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga; Swaziland
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia Queensland
  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Florida
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Rondonia
    • Caribbean: Anguilla ; Antigua and Barbuda ; Barbados ; Cayman Islands ; Cuba ; Dominican Republic ; Grenada ; Guadeloupe ; Haiti ; Jamaica ; Martinique ; Netherlands Antilles ; Puerto Rico ; St. Lucia ; St. Vincent and Grenadines ; Virgin Islands (British) ; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    • Central America: Costa Rica ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua ; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana ; Suriname ; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Ecuador ; Peru

  • Cultivated

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Cape Verde
    • Southern Africa: South Africa
    • West Tropical Africa: Senegal ; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar ; Reunion
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies

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