Genus:
Cucumis L.

Cucumis melo L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Africa, SW. Syria to Arabian Peninsula and Indian Subcontinent, N. & Central Australia. It is used as animal food, a poison, a medicine and invertebrate food, has environmental uses and social uses and for fuel and food.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Amazonia, Andean, Caribbean, Pacific. Elevation range: 5–2350 m a.s.l. Cultivated in Colombia. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Amazonas, Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Caldas, Caquetá, Chocó, Córdoba, Cundinamarca, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Nariño, Quindío, Risaralda, San Andrés y Providencia, Sucre, Tolima, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Climbing.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Naturalizada en Colombia; Alt. 5 - 990 m.; Amazonia, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe, Pacífico, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
bejuco de sapo, calabacilla, coladera, estropajo, lavaplato, melón, melón de conejo, melón de gallinazo, melón de golero, meloncillo, pepino cimarrón, pepino de monte

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Note
The above description is based on wild plants of Somalia, sometimes referred to as subsp. agrestis (Naud.) Grebensc., distinguished by shortly puberulous ovaries. Plants of what would be referred to as subsp. melo, with densely long-villous ovaries, are widely cultivated for their edible fruits and may be met with in cultivation in Somalia. They are usually also much larger in all parts, especially flowers, fruits and seeds, and the fruits vary greatly in size, shape, colour and surface ornamentation.
Morphology General Habit
Trailing or sometimes scandent annual herbs to 1.5 m; stems hispid
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade ovate or broadly ovate, cordate, ± sinuate-dentate, scabrid-setulose or scabrid-punctate, 1.5–6.5 x 1.5–8 cm, unlobed or usually palmately 3–5-lobed, lobes broadly triangular to obovate, obtuse or rounded; petiole hispid-setose, 1–9 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Monoecious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium 3–4 mm long, hispid or villous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals linear, 3–7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, 3–7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers solitary Male flowers solitary or in small fascicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 4–10 mm long Pedicels 2.5–7 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary ellipsoid, 4–10 mm long, densely finely puberulous and usually also with some longer forward-pointing hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ellipsoid or oblong-ellipsoid, 4–6 x 2–4 cm, smooth, green to white with darker green longitudinal stripes, yellow when ripe, shortly pubescent; flesh bitter or non-bitter
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds elliptic in outline, c. 4.2 mm long.
Distribution
C2; S2, 3 palaeotropics.
Ecology
Altitude range 30–120 m.
Vernacular
Saar-saar (Somali); melon, musk-melon (English).

[FTEA]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1967

Morphology General Habit
Annual climber or trailer to 1.5 m.; stems ± spreading-hairy, hispid or lanate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade membranous, broadly ovate- or reniform-cordate in outline, ± scabrid-hairy (especially on nerves beneath) or scabrid-punctate, shallowly sinuate-toothed, 26–160 mm. long, 33–200 mm. broad, unlobed or variously palmately 3–5-lobed; lobes usually broad, shallow and rounded, with the central largest, semicircular, broadly ovate or ovate-oblong, rarely elliptic, usually not or but little narrowed towards the base; petiole spreading hispid-hairy, 27–105 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers in 2–4-flowered fascicles; pedicels slender, 3–25 mm. long; receptacle-tube pale green, 3–6 mm. long; lobes linear-lanceolate or filiform, 1–6 mm. long; petals yellow, 5–22 mm. long, 2.5–14 mm. broad, united in lower third. Female flowers on stalks 3–50 mm. or more long; ovary elliptic to elongate-cylindrical, densely adpressed-pubescent to long-lanate, 5–60 mm. long, 2–6 mm. across; receptacle-tube 2.5–5 mm. long; lobes lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 1–6 mm. long; petals 4–19 mm. long, 2–12 mm. broad.
sex Male
Male flowers in 2–4-flowered fascicles; pedicels slender, 3–25 mm. long; receptacle-tube pale green, 3–6 mm. long; lobes linear-lanceolate or filiform, 1–6 mm. long; petals yellow, 5–22 mm. long, 2.5–14 mm. broad, united in lower third.
sex Female
Female flowers on stalks 3–50 mm. or more long; ovary elliptic to elongate-cylindrical, densely adpressed-pubescent to long-lanate, 5–60 mm. long, 2–6 mm. across; receptacle-tube 2.5–5 mm. long; lobes lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 1–6 mm. long; petals 4–19 mm. long, 2–12 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit on a 6–40 mm. or more long stalk, ovoid, bluntly ellipsoid or oblong-ellipsoid, 35–100 mm. long, 20–75 mm. across, in cultivated forms often much larger and sometimes very elongated, variable in colour, sometimes netted, commonly green or striped dark and light green, citron-yellow or orange and with the surface smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds compressed, elliptic in outline, 5–8 × 2.5–4 × 1–1.5 mm.
Figures
Fig. 16/8–9, p. 101.
Habitat
A weed of cultivated land and waste places; 0–1220 m.
Distribution
widely cultivated and spread by cultivation in most parts of the globewild forms found only in eastern and north-eastern tropical Africa and in the Indian subcontinent T1 T3 T4 T6 T8 U1

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

sex Female
Female flowers solitary; pedicel stout, 3–50(80) mm. long; ovary (5)11–16(60) × 2–6 mm., various, often oblong, velutinous; perianth similar to that ofmale flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 2·5–10 × 2–7·5 cm., various, pyriform, ellipsoid, oblong, globose or obpyriform, green with lighter green or yellow stripes becoming yellow when ripe, in cultivated forms often much larger and very variable in size, shape, ornamentation and colour; fruit-stalk 1–8 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 5–8 × 2·5–4 · 1–1·5 mm., elliptic in outline, in cultivated forms often larger.
Morphology General Habit
Annual; stems prostrate or scandent, to 2 m., patent-setulose or hirsute.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 2·5–8·5(16) × 3–11(20) cm., broadly ovate to reniform in outline, shallowly cordate, sinuate-denticulate, more or less setulose becoming punctate above and beneath, unlobed and broadly rounded or variously usually faintly palmately (3)5—lobed, lobes usually broad, shallow and rounded.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 1·5–8(10·5) cm. long, patent-setulose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
male flowers solitary or 2–5 in small sessile or shortly pedunculate fascicles; pedicels 3·5–4·5(25) mm. long, often densely setulose. Receptacle-tube 3–8 mm. long; lobes 1–3·5(6) mm. long. Petals 3–10(22) mm. long, yellow or pale apricot yellow. Female flowers solitary; pedicel stout, 3–50(80) mm. long; ovary (5)11–16(60) × 2–6 mm., various, often oblong, velutinous; perianth similar to that ofmale flowers.
sex Male
male flowers solitary or 2–5 in small sessile or shortly pedunculate fascicles; pedicels 3·5–4·5(25) mm. long, often densely setulose. Receptacle-tube 3–8 mm. long; lobes 1–3·5(6) mm. long. Petals 3–10(22) mm. long, yellow or pale apricot yellow.

[FZ]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Stems prostrate or scandent, to 15 m., finely hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 6–18 × 6–23 cm., broadly ovate in outline, cordate, dark green, asperulous or scabrid, palmately 5–7-lobed, the lobes triangular to elliptic or narrowly oblong-lanceolate, obscurely sinuate-denticulate to coarsely and deeply sinuate-serrate or rarely lobulate, obtuse to acute, often acuminate, apiculate, the central largest.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petiole 1–15 cm. long, finely ascending-pilose, becoming scabrid-strigose.
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils usually 2–4-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Probract
Probracts 3–7 mm. long, oblong-ovate or obovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
male flowers racemose; peduncles 7–32 cm. long, finely hairy; pedicels 3–12 mm. long, finely hairy; bracts adnate to the pedicels, spathulate, glandular, 2–6 mm. long. Receptacle finely hairy; receptacle-tube 3–7 mm. long, obconic below, expanded above, lobes 9–14 mm. long, triangular, acuminate, sometimes glandular. Petals 2–4·5 × 1–3·5 cm., rich yellow. Stamens 5 or rarely 3. Female flowers on 2·5–14·5 cm. peduncles; ovary 20–40 × 2–7 mm., cylindrical, densely puberulous; receptacle-tube 2·5–6 mm. long, lobes 8–16 mm. long, ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, glandular; corolla as in male flowers.
sex Male
male flowers racemose; peduncles 7–32 cm. long, finely hairy; pedicels 3–12 mm. long, finely hairy; bracts adnate to the pedicels, spathulate, glandular, 2–6 mm. long. Receptacle finely hairy; receptacle-tube 3–7 mm. long, obconic below, expanded above, lobes 9–14 mm. long, triangular, acuminate, sometimes glandular. Petals 2–4·5 × 1–3·5 cm., rich yellow. Stamens 5 or rarely 3.
sex Female
Female flowers on 2·5–14·5 cm. peduncles; ovary 20–40 × 2–7 mm., cylindrical, densely puberulous; receptacle-tube 2·5–6 mm. long, lobes 8–16 mm. long, ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, glandular; corolla as in male flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 6–25 × 2·5–6 cm. or larger, ellipsoid to cylindrical, ± terete; fruit-stalk stout, 1·5–15 cm. long, expanded upwards.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 10–15 × 6–11 × 2–3 mm., broadly elliptic in outline, rounded at the ends, black, smooth, compressed, with a narrow, thin, wing-like margin.

[FTEA]

Cucurbitaceae, C. Jeffrey. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1967

Morphology General Habit
Herbaceous climber or trailer to 15 m.; stems finely hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade ovate-cordate in outline, 60–180 mm. long, 60–210 mm. broad, palmately 3–5-lobed; lobes triangular or ovate and broadest at the base, or broadest about the middle, narrowed below and slightly lobulate laterally, acute or subacute and apiculate, entire, sinuate-toothed or strongly sublobulate-dentate; central lobe the most prominent; petiole 22–150 mm. long, finely and somewhat densely adpressed-hairy.
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils 3–6-fid, rarely bifid, branches often unequal in stoutness.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Probracts small, Ungulate, glandular, ± 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers ± 5–16 in 120–350 mm. long racemes; pedicels 3–7 mm. long, each bearing a small glandular bract near the base; receptacle-tube shortly campanulate, 4–8 mm. long, 5–7 mm. across, hairy inside; lobes triangular, acute, often acuminate, 8–12 mm. long; petals yellow or golden yellow, broadly rounded, apiculate, 25–45 mm. long, 18–35 mm. broad; stamens 3 or 5. Female flowers on 15–30 mm. long stalks; ovary cylindrical, densely and shortly adpressed-hairy, obscurely 10-ribbed, 20–36 mm. long, 4–7 mm. across; receptacle-tube shortly cylindrical, 4–6 mm. long; lobes ovate, 10–11 mm. long; petals 30–37 mm. long, 20–30 mm. broad.
sex Male
Male flowers ± 5–16 in 120–350 mm. long racemes; pedicels 3–7 mm. long, each bearing a small glandular bract near the base; receptacle-tube shortly campanulate, 4–8 mm. long, 5–7 mm. across, hairy inside; lobes triangular, acute, often acuminate, 8–12 mm. long; petals yellow or golden yellow, broadly rounded, apiculate, 25–45 mm. long, 18–35 mm. broad; stamens 3 or 5.
sex Female
Female flowers on 15–30 mm. long stalks; ovary cylindrical, densely and shortly adpressed-hairy, obscurely 10-ribbed, 20–36 mm. long, 4–7 mm. across; receptacle-tube shortly cylindrical, 4–6 mm. long; lobes ovate, 10–11 mm. long; petals 30–37 mm. long, 20–30 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit on a stout 20–60 mm. long stalk, ellipsoid or cylindrical, 60–190 mm. long, 25–60 mm. across or much larger, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds lenticular, broadly elliptic in outline, 10–12 × 6–8 × 2–3 mm., ± smooth, dull, blackish, with a narrow membranous wing-like border most prominent distally.
Figures
Fig. 10.
Habitat
Persisting in old cultivations and near habitations, frequently becoming naturalized in forest, woodland, bushland, thicket and grassland; 0–1530 m.
Distribution
K4 K7 T1 T3 T4 T6 T8 U2 U3 U4 widely distributed in the tropics and subtropics as an escape from cultivationdoubtfully a native of tropical East Africa

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 10 - 2350 m.; Amazonia, Andes, Llanura del Caribe, Pacífico, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Vigorous climber or trailer to 15 m
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade broadly ovate, cordate, sinuate-dentate, asperulous or scabrid, 6–18 x 6–22 cm, palmately 5–7-lobed, lobes triangular to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, the central largest; petiole 1–15 cm long
Morphology General Tendrils
Tendrils usually 2–4-fid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Male flowers racemose Monoecious
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Peduncles
Peduncle 7–32 cm long, finely pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 3–13 mm long, bracteate Pedicel 1.5–15 cm long, stout Pedicel 1.5–14.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts glandular, 2–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers solitary
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary cylindrical, 20–40 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Hypanthium
Hypanthium 2.5–6 mm long Hypanthium obconic below, expanded above, finely pubescent, 3–8 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, 8–16 mm long Sepals ovate, acuminate, 8–14 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla as in male flowers Petals deep yellow, broadly obovate, rounded, 2–4.5 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ellipsoid to cylindrical, subterete, slightly sulcate, 6–25 x 2.5–6 cm
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds broadly elliptic in outline, 10–15 x 6–11 x 2–3 mm, smooth, dull, with a narrow thin wing-like margin.
Distribution
S3; also cultivated palaeotropics, also widely cultivated and naturalized in both hemispheres.
Ecology
Altitude c. 30 m.
Vernacular
Loofah (English).

[UPFC]
Vernacular
Calabazo, Coladera, Esponja, Estopa, Estropajo, Jaboncillo de campo, Limpión, Melocotón, Quingombó, Servilleta de pobre

[UPFC]
Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Fuel
Used for fuels.
Use Gene Sources
Used as gene sources.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Invertebrate Food
Used as invertebrate food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Poisons
Poisons.
Use Social
Social uses.

[FSOM]
Use
Fruits edible, used as food.

[FSOM]
Use
Skeletons of mature fruits used as sponges. Young fruits used as a vegetable

Native to:

Afghanistan, Angola, Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon-Syria, Malawi, Mozambique, New South Wales, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Queensland, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Australia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Albania, Algeria, Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Austria, Azores, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Burkina, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central African Repu, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Connecticut, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, Florida, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gilbert Is., Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Illinois, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kirgizstan, Korea, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Manchuria, Marianas, Marquesas, Marshall Is., Massachusetts, Mauritania, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Nevada, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, North Carolina, Norway, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Philippines, Portugal, Rhode I., Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Society Is., Solomon Is., South Carolina, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Texas, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Utah, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Virginia, Wake I., West Virginia, Windward Is., Xinjiang, Zaïre

English
Cantaloupe Melon, Dishcloth Gourd, Melon, Snake Melon, Sweet Melon

Cucumis melo L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1990 Johnson, R.W. [1305], Australia K000731895 No
Jan 1, 1990 Geerling, C. [1346], Sudan K000731900 No
Jan 1, 1990 Lazarides, M. [4426], Australia K000731896 No
Jan 1, 1979 Scholz, U. [511], Togo K000731898 No
Sep 8, 1972 Byrnes, N. [2614], Australia K000731894 No
Mar 11, 1971 Daramola, B.O. [63705], Nigeria K000731901 No
Jan 1, 1967 s.coll [5853], Sudan K000731911 No
Sudan 1718.000 No
20737.003 No
29047.032 No
Renvoize, S.A. [1267], USA 29047.133 No
Afghanistan 32451.000 No
32647.000 No
32649.000 No
Melville, R., India 40087.000 No
United Kingdom 5144.000 No
Drummond, R.B. [1790], Tanzania 800.000 No
Sudan K000312893 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6738] K001124699 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6738] K001124702 Yes
Leach, G.J. [2409], Australia K000731892 No
Hemming, C.F. [JESS86101], Somalia K000731923 No
Moggi, G. [1156], Somalia K000731920 No
Ern, H. [1090], Togo K000731899 No
Kuchar, P. [17503], Somalia K000731922 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6738] K001124697 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6738] K001124700 Yes
Lykke, A.M. [596], Senegal K000731897 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6738] K001124701 Yes
Lock, J.M. [81208], Sudan K000731912 No
Friss, I. [12230], Ethiopia K000731917 No
de Wilde, J.J.F.E [4674], Ethiopia K000731919 No
Sue, E. [3914], Ethiopia K000731918 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6738] K001124698 Yes
Myers, J.G. [8027], Sudan K000731913 No
Boulos, L. [19609], Egypt K000037285 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] K000742807 Yes
Kuchar, P. [17503], Somalia K000731921 No
Friss, I. [12230], Ethiopia K000731916 No
Ash Jonquil, Mrs. [2502], Ethiopia K000731914 No
Gilbert, M.SB. [1264], Ethiopia K000731915 No
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6755], Myanmar Luffa hederacea K001124738 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 6755], Myanmar Luffa hederacea K001124737 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6758], India Luffa parvala K001124742 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6729], India Cucumis pubescens K001124678 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6757], India Luffa satpatia K001124741 Yes
Milne-Redhead, E. [5074], Ghana Cucumis melo var. agrestis 5148.000 No
Borgen? [748], Niger Cucumis melo var. agrestis K000312901 Yes
Luffa cylindrica 22213.000 No
Hepper, F.N. [4208], Chad Luffa cylindrica 33337.000 No
Ash [141], Ethiopia Luffa cylindrica 900.008 No
Equatorial Guinea Luffa cylindrica K000310296 Yes
Equatorial Guinea Luffa cylindrica K000310297 Yes
Equatorial Guinea Luffa cylindrica K000310298 Yes
Gardner [2616], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139584 Yes
Glaziou [6548], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139585 Yes
Walter, B.M.T. [2869], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139587 Yes
Santos, J.U. [83], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139595 Yes
Silva, L.A.M. [416], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139589 Yes
Philcox, D. [3681], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139581 Yes
Prance, G.T. [20747], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139573 Yes
Hatschbach, G. [29556], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139571 Yes
Scardino [282], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139594 Yes
Maas, P.J.M. [483], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139577 Yes
Maas, P.J.M. [483], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139579 Yes
Hatschbach, G. [49468], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139588 Yes
Hunt, D.R. [5498], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139575 Yes
Gardner, G. [s.n.], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139583 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Luffa cylindrica K000742649 Yes
Philcox, D. [4048], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139576 Yes
Oldenburger, F.H.F. [1693], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139586 Yes
Gardner [s.n.], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139582 Yes
Maas, P.J.M. [309], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139580 Yes
Prance, G.T. [20973], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139572 Yes
Balée, W.L. [965], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139590 Yes
Hunt, D.R. [5498], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139574 Yes
Pires, M.J.P. [808], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139578 Yes
Albuquerque, B.W. [1322], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139592 Yes
Plowman, T. [8937], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139593 Yes
Davidson, C. [10703], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139570 Yes
Plowman, T. [8937], Brazil Luffa cylindrica K001139591 Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Rottler [s.n.], Tamil Nadu Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis K000634447 holotype Yes
Jan 1, 1990 Röttler, J.P. [s.n.], Tamil Nadu Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis K000794987 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6731] Cucumis utilissimus K001124680 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6710] Bryonia collosa K001124641 Yes

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1011 (1753)

Accepted by

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  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    ColPlantA database
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0