Taxon profile


Bitter Cucumber
Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Cucurbitales »  family Cucurbitaceae - cucurbits »  genus Citrullus - watermelon

Scientific synonyms

Citrullus colocynthis subsp. insipidus (Pangalo) Fursa
Citrullus colocynthis subsp. stenotomus (Pangalo) Fursa
Citrullus colocynthis var. insipidus Pangalo
Citrullus colocynthis var. stenotomus Pangalo
Citrullus colocynthoides Pangalo
Citrullus pseudocolocynthis M. Roem.
Colocynthis officinalis Schrad.
Colocynthis vulgaris Schrad.
Cucumis colocynthis L. o

Other names

= Bitter Apple
= Colocynth
= Colocynth Melon
= Egusi
= Vine of Sodom


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Links and literature

EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Danin A.: Flora and Vegetation of Israel [] [as Citrullus colocynthis]
Data retrieved on: 26 February 2009

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