Genus: Cucumis L.

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Common names: cucumber, melon
Genus number: 3163
Last updated: 28-Apr-2011
Accession Count: 77 (48 active, 12 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: all accepted species are in GRIN

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • 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.
  • Ghebretinsae, A. G. et al. 2007. Nomenclatural changes in Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae). (Novon) 17:176-178.
  • Kirkbride, J. H., Jr. Biosystematic monograph of the genus Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae). (Monog Cucumis)
  • Renner, S. S. & H. Schaefer 2008. Phylogenetics of Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae) as understood in 2008. (Proc IX Eucarpia) 53-58.
  • 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, 11 pp.
  • Schaefer, H. 2007. Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae) must include Cucumella, Dicoelospermum, Mukia, Myrmecosicyos, and Oreosyce: a recircumscription based on nuclear and plastid DNA data. (Blumea) 52:165-177.
  • Schaefer, H. & S. S. Renner 2011. Phylogenetic relationships in the order Cucurbitales and a new classification of the gourd family (Cucurbitaceae). (Taxon) 60:122-138.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 19 June 2019.