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|Family: Cucurbitaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual. Stem: generally scabrous; tendril unbranched. Leaf: angular to +- palmately lobed; 1° lobes +- entire to irregularly lobed. Inflorescence: staminate flowers 1--several per node; pistillate flowers generally 1, at different nodes. Flower: corolla 2--3 cm wide, rotate or shallowly cup-shaped, yellow, deeply 5-lobed, fused part < 1 cm; anthers 3, free; stigmas 3--5, +- reniform. Fruit: gourd- or melon-like, indehiscent, cylindric to spheric; rind firm, net-veined, prickles 0 or weak; pulp green-white to orange. Seed: many, < 1 cm, +- flat; margin smooth.
Species In Genus: +- 40 species: Africa, southern Asia. Etymology: (Greek: cucumber)
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Robert L. Schlising
Jepson Online Interchange
Key to CucumisPrevious taxon: Citrullus lanatus var. citroides
Next taxon: Cucumis melo var. dudaim
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Robert L. Schlising 2016. Cucumis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=9018, accessed on October 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 25, 2016.