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

Botswana: 11 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africanus L. f.
anguria L. var. anguria NDescription, Image
anguria L. var. longaculeatus J.H. Kirkbr.N,SE
cinereus (Cogn.) Ghebret. & Thulin
hirsutus Sond.N,SEDescription, Image
kalahariensis MeeuseSW,SE
meeusei C. JeffreyN
metuliferus NaudinN,SEDescription, Image
myriocarpus Naudin subsp. myriocarpus
quintanilhae R. Fern. & A. Fern.
zeyheri Sond.SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Cucumis:

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Flora of Caprivi: Cucumis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cucumis
Flora of Malawi: Cucumis
Flora of Mozambique: Cucumis
Flora of Zambia: Cucumis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cucumis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cucumis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cucumis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cucumis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cucumis
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Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Cucumis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cucumis
JSTOR Plant Science: Cucumis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cucumis
Plants of the World Online: Cucumis
Tropicos: Cucumis
Wikipedia: Cucumis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Cucumis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1443, retrieved 29 May 2024

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