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|Family: Cucurbitaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual. Stem: +- hairy; tendril branched. Leaf: deeply, +- palmately lobed; 1° lobes +- pinnately lobed. Inflorescence: staminate, pistillate flowers 1, at different nodes. Flower: corolla generally < 3 cm wide, rotate or shallowly cup-shaped, yellow, deeply 5-lobed, fused part < 1 cm; anthers 3, free; stigmas 3, reniform. Fruit: melon-like, indehiscent, spheric to oblong; rind hard, smooth. Seed: many, +- 1 cm.
Species In Genus: 4 species: Africa, southern Asia, Europe. Etymology: (Latin: diminutive of citrus)
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Robert L. Schlising
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Brandegea bigelovii
Next taxon: Citrullus lanatus var. citroides
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Robert L. Schlising 2017. Citrullus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9015, accessed on January 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 21, 2017.