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Taxon: Cucumis melo L. subsp. melo var. flexuosus (L.) Naudin

 
Genus: Cucumis
Subgenus: Cucumis
Section: Cucumis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 12569
Place of publication: Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 4, 11:63. 1859
Link to protologue:
Comment: [or C. melo Flexuosus Group]
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 52 (47 active, 25 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit; fruit; fruit

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)

References:

  1. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen Note: treats as Cucumis melo Flexuosus Group
  2. Hammer, K. & T. Gladis. 2014. Notes on infraspecific nomenclature and classifications of cultivated plants in Compositae, Cruciferae, Cucurbitaceae, Gramineae (with a remark on Triticum dicoccon Schrank) and Leguminosae. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 61:1455-1467.
  3. Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 1993. Biosystematic monograph of the genus Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae) 109. Note: = Cucumis melo L.
  4. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Cucumis melo Flexuosus Group
  5. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  6. Munger, H. M. & R. W. Robinson. 1991. Nomenclature of Cucumis melo L.. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 14:44.
  7. Nesom, G. L. 2011. Toward consistency of taxonomic rank in wild/domesticated Cucurbitaceae. Phytoneuron 13:1-33. Note: this mostly monoecious taxon is recognized with elongated fruits
  8. Pitrat, M. et al. 2000. Some comments on infraspecific classification of cultivars of melon. Acta Hort. 510:29-36.
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  10. Walters, T. W. 1993. Notes on economic plants: the snake melon (Cucumis melo; Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 47:99.

Check other web resources for Cucumis melo L. subsp. melo var. flexuosus (L.) Naudin :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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=12569. Accessed 13 December 2019.