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Taxon: Cucumis sativus L.

 
Genus: Cucumis
Subgenus: Cucumis
Section: Cucumis
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 404426
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1012. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 06-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 496 (105 active, 76 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • cucumber  (Source: BSBI) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: test organism for crop diseases (fide Virus Diseases 59. 1987)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Guizhou Sheng, Yunnan Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (occasionally natzd.)

References:

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  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  4. Chen, J.-F. & X.-H. Zhou. 2011. Cucumis. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, vegetables 6:67-90. Note: this review commented on the unsuccessful crosses of Cucumis sativus with any other wild species; a few attempts had required embryo rescue techniques
  5. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  6. Converse, R. H., ed. 1987. Virus diseases of small fruits. USDA Agriculture Handbook 631
  7. De Wilde, W. J. J. O. & B. E. E. Duyfjes. 2007. The wild species of Cucumis L. (Cucurbitaceae) in South-East Asia. Adansonia sér. 3, 29:246-247.
  8. Demilly, D. et al. 2001. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7 Note: GEVES-SNES, Beaucouzé, France
  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Cucumis+sativus&quantity=1 target='_blank'
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  14. Huang, S. et al. 2009. The genome of the cucumber, Cucumis sativus L.. Nat. Genet. 41:1275-1281.
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  17. Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. 1993. Biosystematic monograph of the genus Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae) 84. Note: Parkway Publ., North Carolina
  18. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  19. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
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  23. 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. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-7-58
  24. Schaefer, H. 2007. Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae) must include Cucumella, Dicoelospermum, Mukia, Myrmecosicyos, and Oreosyce: a recircumscription based on nuclear and plastid DNA data. Blumea 52:168.
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  27. Zhao, X. et al. 2011. Comparison of the distribution of the repetitive DNA sequences in three variants of Cucumis sativus reveals their phylogenetic relationships. J. Genet. Genomics 38:39-45. Note: formerly Acta Genetica Sinica
  28. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Cucumis sativus L. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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=404426. Accessed 11 December 2019.