8598.000 Citrullus Schrad. ex Eckl. & Zeyh.

Description of the genus

Herbs, trailing or climbing; annual or perennial; tendrils simple or proximately 2-3(-4)-fid. Leaves simple, usually deeply pinnately lobed. Flowers solitary, yellow; calyx short, campanulate; lobes moderately large; petals 5, united below middle. Fruit medium to large, globose or sub-spherical, greenish; pericarp firm; mesocarp fleshy, indehiscent. Seeds many usually ovate, compressed, smooth or slightly rough.

Worldwide: 3 species in Africa and Asia.

Caprivi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & NakaiDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Citrullus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Citrullus
Flora of Botswana: cultivated Citrullus
Flora of Caprivi: Citrullus
Flora of Malawi: Citrullus
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Citrullus
Flora of Mozambique: Citrullus
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Citrullus
Flora of Zambia: Citrullus
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Citrullus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Citrullus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Citrullus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Citrullus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Citrullus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Citrullus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Citrullus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Citrullus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Citrullus.
https://www.capriviflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1442, retrieved 8 December 2019

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