Citrullus Schrad. ex Eckl. & Zeyh.

First published in Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral.: 279 (1836), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Macaronesia, Medit., Tropical & S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula to India.

Distribution

Native to:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Cyprus, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Free State, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sicilia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Albania, Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Ascension, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil West-Central, Bulgaria, Burundi, California, Cameroon, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Connecticut, Cook Is., Corse, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Florida, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Georgia, Gilbert Is., Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Hungary, Illinois, Indiana, Italy, Jawa, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Korea, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Louisiana, Maine, Malawi, Marianas, Marshall Is., Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nauru, Nepal, Nevada, New Caledonia, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niue, North Carolina, Northern Territory, Norway, Ohio, Oklahoma, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Queensland, Rhode I., Rodrigues, Romania, Rwanda, Réunion, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Society Is., South Australia, South Carolina, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Togo, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tubuai Is., Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Zaïre

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • De Wilde, W.J.J.O. & Duyfjes, B.E.E. (2008). The edible Cucurbitaceae of Thailand and Malesia and the wild forms of the cultivated ones. Sandakania 17: 43-91.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Enum. Pl. Afr. Austr. Extratrop.: 279 (1836) nom. conserv.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by C. Jeffrey & M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Enum.: 279 (1836), nom. conserv.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Sources

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

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