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Taxon: Cucumis trigonus Roxb.

Synonym of Cucumis melo L. subsp. melo

Genus: Cucumis
Subgenus: Cucumis
Section: Cucumis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 12581
Place of publication: Fl. ind. ed. 1832, 3:722. 1832 "trigonis"
Link to protologue:
Comment: spelling corrected on recommendation of W. Greuter (via e-mail on 21 Jun 2013)
Name Verified on: 04-Sep-2001 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


  1. Chakravarty, H. L. 1982. Cucurbitaceae. Fascicles of flora of India. 11:31. Note: = C. callosus (Rottler) Cogn.
  2. Garcia-Mas, J. et al. 2004. Phylogenetic relationships among Cucumis species based on the ribosomal internal transcribed spacer sequence and microsatellite markers. Pl. Syst. Evol. 248:191-203.
  3. Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 1993. Biosystematic monograph of the genus Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae) 115. Note: Parkway Publ., North Carolina
  4. 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. Note: this study examined one USDA accession (AMES 24297) as "Cucumis trigonus" that it was resolved among other accessions of Cucumis melo; this study concluded that "C. trigonus" represents one of the wild progenitors of melon

Check other web resources for Cucumis trigonus Roxb. :

  • 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=12581. Accessed 21 August 2019.