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|Family: Cucurbitaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Citrullus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai var. citroides (L.H. Bailey) Mansf.
Fruit: large, green, generally striped or mottled with darker green; pulp white. Seed: white to black. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Disturbed areas; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SW, DMoj; Distribution Outside California: western Mexico; native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: May--Aug Note: Citrullus lanatus var. caffrorum (Alef.) Fosberg evidently has priority and so would be correct name; widely cultivated; hybridizes with Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.; Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus, cultivated watermelon, often escaped but not naturalized in California.
Synonyms: Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad. var. lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai, ined.; Citrullus vulgaris Schrad. ex Eckl. & Zeyh., in part
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Robert L. Schlising
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Previous taxon: Citrullus
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Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Robert L. Schlising 2017. Citrullus lanatus var. citroides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=56575, accessed on February 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 19, 2017.