Citrullus lanatus

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Citrullus lanatus
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A cultivatit wattermelon
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Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Faimily: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Citrullus
Species: C. lanatus
Binomial name
Citrullus lanatus
(Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
Synonyms[1]

Citrullus lanatus is a plant species in the faimily Cucurbitaceae, a vine-lik (scrambler an trailer) flouerin plant oreeginally frae sub-Saharan Africae. It is cultivatit for its fruit. The subdiveesion o this species intae twa cultivars, wattermelons (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) var. lanatus) an citron melons (Citrullus lanatus var. citroides (L. H. Bailey) Mansf.), oreeginatit wi the erroneous synonymization o Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai and Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. bi L.H.Bailey in 1930.[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved Aprile 16, 2014. 
  2. Bailey LH. 1930. Three discussions in Cucurbitaceae. Gentes Herbarum 2: 175–186.