Taxon: Cucumis melo L.

 
Genus: Cucumis
Subgenus: Cucumis
Section: Cucumis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 404410
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1011. 1753
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/359032
Typification:
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-May-2018
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 112 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • melon  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • Melone  (Source: Zander Ency) - German

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Senegal
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Seychelles

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Pacific
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Guam
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Samoa, Tonga


    Cultivated (cult. worldwide)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

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Check other web resources for Cucumis melo L. :


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=404410. Accessed 17 July 2018.