8599.000 Cucumis L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial, monoecious or dioecious, herbs with climbing or prostrate stems. Leaves simple. Tendrils simple at each node (except C. humifructus which has 2-8 at each node). Male flowers solitary or in few-flowered fascicles; female flowers solitary. Disk obvious, free from the receptacle-tube. Ovary smooth or bearing setae, spines or tubercles. Stamens 3, two 2-thecous, one 1-thecous.

Worldwide: 32 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
anguria L. var. anguria N,C,SDescription, Image
hirsutus Sond.N,C,SDescription, Image
metuliferus NaudinSDescription, Image

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cucumis

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cucumis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cucumis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cucumis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Cucumis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1443, retrieved 26 August 2019

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