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:
Name Verified on: 07-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2018
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
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Zaire
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, [KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga] Swaziland


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Cape Verde
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Zaire
    • 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 Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Oaxaca, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • 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
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Amazonas, Maranhao, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Rondonia]
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador, Peru


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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. 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 June 2018.