Citrullus lanatus

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Citrullus lanatus
Taiwan 2009 Tainan City Organic Farm Watermelon FRD 7962.jpg
A cultivatit wattermelon
Scienteefic clessification
Kinrick: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Faimily: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Citrullus
Species: C. lanatus
Binomial name
Citrullus lanatus
(Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai

Citrullus lanatus or wattermelon 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 citron melon (Citrullus caffer) was formerly conseedered a cultivar of the Citrullus lanatus species, but is now conseedered a separait species. Unlik the wattermelon, it is mair bitter and has whit flesh.

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