Cucumis melo L.

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Cucumis melo

Picture: Bart Wursten
At parkhome offices, Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Cucumis melo

Picture: Bart Wursten
At parkhome offices, Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Cucumis melo

Picture: Bart Wursten
At parkhome offices, Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

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Status: Cultivated and occasionally naturalized.
Description:
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a cultivated plant
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,Lk,W
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Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 11. As Cucumis melo agrestis

Jeffrey, C. (1978). Cucurbitaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 468 - 469.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 38.

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Flora of Malawi: Cucumis melo
Flora of Mozambique: Cucumis melo
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cucumis melo

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cucumis melo
African Plant Database: Cucumis melo
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cucumis melo
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cucumis melo
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cucumis melo
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cucumis melo
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cucumis melo
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cucumis melo
iNaturalist: Cucumis melo
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cucumis melo
JSTOR Plant Science: Cucumis melo
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cucumis melo
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cucumis melo
Plants of the World Online: Cucumis melo
Tropicos: Cucumis melo
Wikipedia: Cucumis melo


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Cucumis melo.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157290, retrieved 28 November 2020

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