Taxon profile


Cucumis melo L.

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

Scientific synonyms

Cucumis agrestis (Naudin) Greb.
Cucumis agrestis subsp. figari (Pangalo) Greb.
Cucumis alba Nakai
Cucumis alba var. flavescens Nakai
Cucumis ambiguus Fenzl ex Hook.f.
Cucumis arenarius Schumach. & Thonn.
Cucumis aromaticus Royle
Cucumis bardanus Fenzl ex Naudin
Cucumis bisexualis A.M.Lu & G.C.Wang
Cucumis campechianus Kunth

Other names

= Cantaloupe
= Musk Melon
= Muskmelon
= Paddymelon
= Rock Melon
= Ulcardo Melon
= Wild Cucumber


Taxon in country check-lists*

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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, Pseudoperonospora cubensis (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Rostovzev 1903 - Downy Mydlew of Cucumber

Related glossary terms


Included taxa

Number of records: 10

cultivar Cucumis melo 'Honeydew' - Honey Dew

Cucumis melo 'Honeydew' - Honey Dew

cultivar Cucumis melo 'Kantalupe' - Cantaloupe

Cucumis melo 'Kantalupe' - Cantaloupe

cultivar Cucumis melo 'Melon de Poche Queen Anne's' - Queen Anne's Pocket Melon

Cucumis melo 'Melon de Poche Queen Anne's' - Queen Anne's Pocket Melon

cultivar Cucumis melo 'Montreal melon' - Montreal melon
cultivar Cucumis melo 'Persian melon' - Odessa melons

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 Cucumis melo L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Cucumis melo L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Pest Information Wiki [Cucumis_melo_var._dudaim_(weed)]

Pest Information Wiki [] [as Cucumis melo var. dudaim Naud.]
Data retrieved on: 6 March 2016
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Cucumis melo L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Cucumis melo L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014
EN Pyšek P., Sádlo J. & Mandák B. (2002): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic [], Preslia 74(2): 97–186, 2002. [as Cucumis melo L.]

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