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Taxon: Cucumis metuliferus E. Mey. ex Naudin

 
Genus: Cucumis
Subgenus: Cucumis
Section: Metuliferi
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 12574
Place of publication: Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 4, 11:10. 1859
Link to protologue:
Comment: there is some question as to whether the spelling should be corrected to "metulifer" to reflect the classical Latin termination (Melbourne ICN Art. 32.2) for the masculine form of this adjectival epithet (see also W. T. Stearn, Botanical Latin ed. 4:91. 1992), but lacking explicit guidance in the Code for this case we retain the original spelling
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-May-2017
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 67 (56 active, 52 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (used like cucumbers fide Biol Cucurb 321. 1990)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Burkina Faso, Liberia, Senegal
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, [KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga] Swaziland

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • Africa


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland]

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Borlaug, N. et al., eds. 2008. Fruits: Horned melon (Lost Crops Afr) 3:89-101.
  3. Chen, J.-F. & X.-H. Zhou 2011. Cucumis (Wild Crop Rel Veg) 6:67-90.
  4. Custers, J. B. M. & A. P. M. Den Nijs 1986. Effects of aminoethoxyvinylglycine (AVG), environment, and genotype in overcoming hybridization barriers between Cucumis species (Euphytica) 35:639-647.
  5. Deakin, J. R. et al. 1971. Interspecific hybridization in Cucumis Econ. Bot. 25:195-211.
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  8. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  9. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  10. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  11. Ghebretinsae, A. G. et al. 2007. Relationships of cucumbers and melons unraveled: molecular phylogenetics of Cucumis and related genera (Benincaseae, Cucurbitaceae) Amer. J. Bot. 94:1256-1266.
  12. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  13. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  14. Kellerman, T. S. et al. Plant poisonings and mycotoxicoses of livestock in Southern Africa. 1988 (Kellerman et al.)
  15. Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. Biosystematic monograph of the genus Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae). 1993 (Monog Cucumis)
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  17. McCarthy, W. H. et al. 1989. Isolation and culture of Cucumis metuliferus protoplasts Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 12:26-29.
  18. Navrátilová, B. et al. 2011. Biotechnological methods utilized in Cucumis research - A review Hort. Sci. 38:150-158.
  19. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  20. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  21. Renner, S. S. et al. 2007. Phylogenetics of Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae): Cucumber (C. sativus) belongs in an Asian/Australian clade far from melon (C. melo B. M. C. Evol. Biol. 7:58.
  22. Schaefer, H. 2007. Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae) must include Cucumella, Dicoelospermum, Mukia, Myrmecosicyos, and Oreosyce: a recircumscription based on nuclear and plastid DNA data (Blumea) 52:170.
  23. Sebastian, P. et al. 2010. Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) and melon (C. melo) have numerous wild relatives in Asia and Australia, and the sister species of melon is from Australia Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 107:14269-14273.
  24. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
  25. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  26. Walters, S. A. & C. W. Todd 2002. Incompatibility in diploid and tetraploid crosses of Cucumis sativus and Cucumis metuliferus (Euphytica) 128:371-374.
  27. Whitake, T. W. 1990. Cucurbits of potential economic importance (Biol Cucurb) 321.
  28. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  29. Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). (Atlas Florida)

Check other web resources for Cucumis metuliferus E. Mey. ex Naudin :

  • 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
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=12574. Accessed 21 November 2018.