Taxon profile


Water Melon
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai

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

Scientific synonyms

Citrullus colocynthis var. lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. ex Eckl. & Zeyh.
Cucurbita citrullus L.
Momordica lanata Thunb.

Other names

= Afghan Melon
= Bastard Melon
= Bitter Melon
= Camel Melon
= Watermelon
= Wild Melon
= Wild Watermelon




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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Erysiphe cichoracearum DC. - Powdery Mildew of Cucumber, Podosphaera xanthii (Castagne) U. Braun & Shishkoff, Didymella bryoniae (Fuckel) Rehm - Black Rot of Cucumber

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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai]
EN Pyšek P., Sádlo J. & Mandák B. (2002): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic [], Preslia 74(2): 97–186, 2002. [as Citrullus lanatus (Thunberg) Matsumura et Nakai]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai]
Data retrieved on: 17 September 2014

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