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LC control 85145743
LC classificationQK495.C96 Botany
SB379.W38 Culture
Topical headingWatermelons
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Variant(s)Afghan melon
Anguria citrullus
Apple, Bitter
Bastard melon
Bitter apple
Bitter melon
Camel melon
Citrullus aedulis
Citrullus battich
Citrullus caffer
Citrullus caffrorum
Citrullus lanatus
Citrullus pasteca
Citrullus vulgaris
Colocynthis citrullus
Cucurbita anguria
Cucurbita citrullus
Cucumis colocynthis
Cucumis dissectus
Egusi melon
Jam melon
Mickey melon
Momordica lanata
Paddy melon
Pie melon
Wild melon
Wild watermelon
See alsoCitrullus
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Found inWikipedia, Oct. 4, 2012 (Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.), family Cucurbitaceae) is a vine-like (scrambler and trailer) flowering plant originally from southern Africa. Its fruit, which is also called watermelon, is a special kind referred to by botanists as a pepo, a berry which has a thick rind (exocarp) and fleshy center (mesocarp and endocarp). Pepos are derived from an inferior ovary, and are characteristic of the Cucurbitaceae. The watermelon fruit, loosely considered a type of melon - although not in the genus Cucumis - has a smooth exterior rind (green, yellow and sometimes white) and a juicy, sweet interior flesh (usually deep red to pink, but sometimes orange, yellow and even green if not ripe))
The plants database, via WWW, Oct. 4, 2012 (Citrullus lanatus - watermelon)
GRIN taxonomy for plants, via WWW, Oct. 4, 2012 (Citrullus lanatus. Common English names: Afghan melon; bastard-melon; bitter-melon; citron-melon [Citrullus lanatus var. citroides]; egusi-melon; fodder-melon[Citrullus lanatus var. citroides]; preserving-melon [Citrullus lanatus var. citroides]; stock-melon [Citrullus lanatus var. citroides]; tsamma-melon [Citrullus lanatus var. citroides]; watermelon; watermelon [Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus]; wild melon; wild watermelon. Synonyms: Citrullus aedulis [= Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus]; Citrullus colocynthoides [= Citrullus lanatus var. citroides]; Citrullus lanatus var. caffer [= Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus]; Citrullus vulgaris [= Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus]; Citrullus vulgaris var. citroides [homotypic synonymy: Citrullus lanatus var. citroides]; Colocynthis citrullus [= Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus]; Cucurbita citrullus [= Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus])
Mansfeld's world database of agricultural and horticultural crops, via WWW, Oct. 4, 2012 (Citrullus lanatus. Synonyms: = Citrullus lanatus var. capensis; = Cucumis dissectus; = Citrullus vulgaris; = Cucumis colocynthis; = Citrullus lanatus var. caffrorum; = Anguria citrullus; = Citrullus caffer; = Citrullus caffrorum; = Citrullus lanatus var. caffer; = Momordica lanata; = Cucurbita citrullus; = Citrullus pasteca; = Colocynthis citrullus; = Citrullus battich; = Cucurbita anguria. List of subordinate taxa: Citrullus lanatus lanatus Citroides Group; Citrullus lanatus mucosospermus Mucosospermus Group; Citrullus lanatus subsp. lanatus; Citrullus lanatus subsp. mucosospermus; Citrullus lanatus subsp. vulgaris; Citrullus lanatus vulgaris Cordophanus Group; Citrullus lanatus vulgaris Dessert Group; Citrullus lanatus vulgaris Dessert Group - synonyms: Citrullus vulgaris; Cucurbita citrullus; common name: watermelon)
McCabe, C. How to plant egusi melon in Nigeria, via WWW, Oct. 4, 2012 (Egusi watermelon, also called "wild watermelon," is grown throughout Nigeria and the Congo for its seeds, which are high in protein and carbohydrates. In Nigeria, it often grows wild, but it is also farmed as an increasingly important cash crop. The white, bitter flesh of the egusi is not edible, but the seeds are a staple of local diet.)
ECHO, Inc. website, Oct. 4, 2012: Seeds > Squashes, Gourds & Pumpkins > Egusi Melon (Citrullus lanatus var. colocynthoides. Egusi melon fruits look like 6-inch watermelons, but the fruit is in fact white, bitter, and inedible. Instead, the Egusi melon is prized for its edible seeds, which can be dehulled then roasted.)
Wikipedia, Oct. 4, 2012: Bitter melon (Momordica charantia often called bitter melon, bitter gourd or bitter squash in English; generally consumed cooked in the green or early yellowing stage. The young shoots and leaves of the bitter melon may also be eaten as greens. Bitter melon is often used in Chinese cooking for its bitter flavor)
Weeds by common names, via Cotton Catchment Communities Cooperative Research Centre website, Oct. 4, 2012: Wild melon (Wild melon or Paddymelon. Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus. Common names: Wild melon, Afghan melon, Bastard melon, Bitter apple, Bitter melon, Camel melon, Jam melon, Mickey melon, Paddy melon, Pie melon, Watermelon. Confused with: Colocynth (C. colocynthis) and Prickly paddy melon (Cucumis myriocarpus). The commonly cultivated watermelon is Citrullus lanatus var. caffer.)