Cucumis melo

Family:CUCURBITACEAE
Species:Cucumis melo Linnaeus
Common Name:Cantaloupe; Honeydew Melon
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Vine
Duration:Annual
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Cantaloupe is an introduced annual herbaceous vine in the Cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae). It is found scattered throughout Alabama. Cantaloupe occurs in prairies, on roadsides, in fields, and on creek banks. Varieties of this species give us both the Cantaloupe and the Honeydew Melon. Cantaloupe is an annual vine climbing by tendrils. The stems are green in color, angled, and pubescent. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, ovate to 3-5 lobed in outline, pubescent, with scalloped margins. Flowers are produced from the leaf axils. Pistillate flowers are solitary and staminate flowers are 2-7 in fascicles or panicles. There are separate male and female flowers on the same plant. Flowers are campanulate and yellow in color. The fruit is a pepo (melon). The young fruit are mottled with dark green. Upon ripening they are a bright lemon yellow, pale green, or tan in color. The flesh is white, green, or orange and somewhat bitter to very sweet. This species has been cultivated since ancient times in the Middle East and Africa. Its origins are thought by some to be Africa and by others to be India. Many “types” are grown worldwide. Gulf Coast Melon (Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Nadin) is believed to have been introduced into North America from Asia in prehistoric times. It differs from other varieties by have appressed instead of spreading hairs on the young fruit, stems with abundant retrorse prickles, and smaller sized fruit.—A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
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Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyCUCURBITACEAE - Cucumber family
Genus Cucumis
Species Cucumis melo Linnaeus - Cantaloupe; Honeydew Melon

Citation

Citation CUCUMIS MELO Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1011. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 1152.8). Lectotypified by Meeuse, Bothalia 8: 61. 1962.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Bryonia callosa Bryonia callosa Rottler, Ges. Naturf. Freunde Berlin Neue Schriften 4: 210. 1803. INDIA: Madras: Without data, Rottler s.n. (holotype: K).
Cucumis acidus Cucumis acidus Jacquin, Observ. Bot. 4: 14. 1771.  
Cucumis agrestis Cucumis agrestis (Naudin) Grebenshchikov, in Mansfeld, Kulturpflanze 1: 134. 1953.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. agrestis Naudin 1859. 
Cucumis arenarius Cucumis arenarius Schumacher & Thonning, in Schumacher, Beskr. Guin. Pl. 426. 1827.  
Cucumis callosus Cucumis callosus (Rottler) Cogniaux ex Cogniaux & Harms, in Engler, Pflanzenr. 4(Heft 88): 129. 1924.Bryonia callosa Rottler 1803. 
Cucumis campechianus Cucumis campechianus Kunth, in Humboldt et al., Nov. Gen. Sp. 2: 122. 1817. MEXICO
Cucumis cantalupensis Cucumis cantalupensis Haberle ex M. Roemer, Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 2: 69. 1846, nom. illegit.Cucumis cantalupo (Seringe) Reichenbach 1838; Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cantalupo Seringe 1828. 
Cucumis cantalupo Cucumis cantalupo (Seringe) Reichenbach, Fl. Germ. Excurs. 295. 1832.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cantalupo Seringe 1828. 
Cucumis chate Cucumis chate Hasselquist, Iter Palaest. 491. 1757. ISRAEL
Cucumis chinensis Cucumis chinensis (Pangalo) Pangalo, Trudy Prikl. Bot. 23: 547. 1930.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. chinensis Pangalo 1928. 
Cucumis chito Cucumis chito Morren, Ann. Soc. Roy. Agric. Gand 5: 351, t. 278. 1849.  
Cucumis cicatrisatus Cucumis cicatrisatus Stocks, Hooker's J. Bot. Kew Gard. Misc. 4: 148. 1852.  
Cucumis conomon Cucumis conomon Thunberg, Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. 3: 208. 1780. JAPAN
Cucumis cubensis Cucumis cubensis Schrader, Linnaea 12: 419. 1838. CUBA
Cucumis deliciosus Cucumis deliciosus Roth, Catal. Bot. 3: 327. 1806, non Salisbury 1796.  
Cucumis deliciosus Cucumis deliciosus Salisbury, Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 157. 1796, nom. illegit.Cucumis melo Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis dudaim Cucumis dudaim Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1011. 1753. Without data (lectotyep: Dillenius, Hort. Eltham. 2: t. 177(218). 1732). Lectotypified by C. Jeffrey, Cucurbitac. E. Asia 20. 1980.
Cucumis eriocarpus Cucumis eriocarpus Boissier & Noë ex Boissier, Diagn. Pl. Orient., ser. 3. 2: 59. 1856.  
Cucumis eumelo Cucumis eumelo Pangalo, in Vavilov, Theoret. Bases Pl. Breeding 3: 147. 1937, nom. illegit.Cucumis melo Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis eumelo subsp. adana Cucumis eumelo Pangalo, subsp. adana (Pangalo) Pangalo, in Vavilov, Theoret. Bases Pl. Breeding 3: 148. 1937.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, subsp. adana Pangalo 1933. 
Cucumis eumelo subsp. ameri Cucumis eumelo Pangalo, subsp. ameri Pangalo, in Vavilov, Theoret. Bases Pl. Breeding 1: 149. 1937.  
Cucumis eumelo subsp. cantalupo Cucumis eumelo Pangalo, subsp. cantalupo (Seringe) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 576. 1950.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cantalupo Seringe 1828. 
Cucumis eumelo subsp. cassaba Cucumis eumelo Pangalo, subsp. cassaba (Pangalo) Pangalo, in Vavilov, Theoret. Bases Pl. Breeding 3: 148. 1937.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cassaba Pangalo 1933. 
Cucumis eumelo subsp. chandalak Cucumis eumelo Pangalo, subsp. chandalak Pangalo, in Vavilov, Theoret. Bases Pl. Breeding 1: 149. 1937.  
Cucumis eumelo subsp. zard Cucumis eumelo Pangalo, subsp. zard Pangalo, in Vavilov, Theoret. Bases Pl. Breeding 1: 149. 1937.  
Cucumis flexuosus Cucumis flexuosus Linnaeus, Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 1437. 1763. INDIA: Without data (lectotype: Bauhin & Cherler, Hist. Pl. Univ. 248 [icon]. 1651). Lectotypified by Kirkbride, Biosyst. Monogr. Cucumis 104. 1993.
Cucumis jamaicensis Cucumis jamaicensis Bertero ex Sprengel, Syst. Veg. 3; 46. 1826. JAMAICA
Cucumis jucundus Cucumis jucundus F. Mueller, Trans. & Proc. Philos. Inst. Victoria 3: 46. 1859. AUSTRALIA
Cucumis maculatus Cucumis maculatus Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 4: 614. 1805.  
Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, subsp. agrestis (Naudin) Grebenshchikov, in Mansfeld, Kulturpflanze, Beih. 2. 424. 1959.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. agrestis Naudin 1859. 
Cucumis melo subsp. conomon Cucumis melo Linnaeus, subsp. conomon (Thunberg) Grebenshchikov, in Mansfeld, Kulturpflanze 1: 135. 1953.Cucumis conomon Thunberg 1780. 
Cucumis melo subsp. dudaim Cucumis melo Linnaeus, subsp. dudaim (Linnaeus) Grebenshchikov, in Mansfeld, Kulturpflanze 1: 134. 1953.Cucumis dudaim Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis melo subsp. flexuosus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, subsp. flexuosus (Linnaeus) Grebenshchikov, in Mansfeld, Kulturpflanze 1: 135. 1953.Cucumis flexuosus Linnaeus 1763. 
Cucumis melo var. acidulus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. acidulus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 11: 66. 1859.  
Cucumis melo var. adana Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. adana Pangalo, in Zhukovsky, Turq. Agric. 535. 1933.  
Cucumis melo var. adzhur Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. adzhur Pangalo, in Zhukovsky, Turq. Agric. 542. 1933.  
Cucumis melo var. aegypticus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. aegypticus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 204. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. aestivalis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. aestivalis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. aethiopicus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. aethiopicus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 5. 5: 12. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. agrestis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. agrestis Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 11: 73. 1859.  
Cucumis melo var. albidus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. albidus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 204. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. ananus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. ananus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 208. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. anatolicus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. anatolicus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 5. 5: 11. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. annae Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. annae Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. argenteus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. argenteus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 204. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. atossae Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. atossae Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. brasilianus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. brasilianus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cantalupensis Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 11: 47. 1859, nom. illegit.Cucumis cantalupensis Haberle ex M. Roemer 1846, nom. illegit.; Cucumis cantalupo (Seringe) Reichenbach 1838; Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cantalupo Seringe 1828. 
Cucumis melo var. cantalupo Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cantalupo Seringe, in de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 300. 1828.  
Cucumis melo var. cantonianus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cantonianus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 16: 161. 1862.  
Cucumis melo var. carmelitarum Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. carmelitarum Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 208. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. carthageneus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. carthageneus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. caseiformis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. caseiformis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. cassaba Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cassaba Pangalo, in Zhukovsky, Turq. Agric. 538. 1933.  
Cucumis melo var. cassabar Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cassabar Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. chandalak Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. chandalak (Pangalo) Grebenshchikov, in Mansfeld, Kulturpflanze 1: 135. 1953.Cucumis eumelo Pangalo, subsp. chandalak Pangalo 1937. 
Cucumis melo var. chilensis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. chilensis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. chinensis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. chinensis Pangalo, Dyni 28. 1928.  
Cucumis melo var. chito Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. chito (Morren) Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 11: 67. 1859.Cucumis chito Morren 1849. 
Cucumis melo var. chloris Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. chloris Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. chrysopetrus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. chrysopetrus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. citrinus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. citrinus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 204. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. citrodorus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. citrodorus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. coronatus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. coronatus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 201. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. cossonianus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cossonianus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 16: 155. 1862.  
Cucumis melo var. cultus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cultus Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 46: 103. 1877, nom. inadmiss.Cucumis melo Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis melo var. dampsa Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. dampsa Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. daree Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. daree Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. deliciosus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. deliciosus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 200. 1866.Cucumis deliciosus Roth 1806, non Salisbury 1796. 
Cucumis melo var. dinodaim Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. dinodaim Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 200. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. ducalis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. ducalis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. dudaim Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. dudaim (Linnaeus) Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 11: 69. 1859.Cucumis dudaim Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis melo var. durans Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. durans Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 202. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. durrieui Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. durrieui Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 199. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. ecostatus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. ecostatus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 208. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. elongatus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. elongatus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 201. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. endaurantius Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. endaurantius Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 208. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. erythraeus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. erythraeus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 11: 73. 1859.  
Cucumis melo var. erythrosarx Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. erythrosarx Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. faginus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. faginus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 208. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. fairii Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. fairii Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 209. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. figari Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. figari (Pangalo) Grebenshchikov, in Mansfeld, Kulturpflanze, Beih. 2. 424. 1959.Melo figari Pangalo 1950. 
Cucumis melo var. flexuosus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. flexuosus (Linnaeus) Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 11: 63. 1859.Cucumis flexuosus Linnaeus 1763. 
Cucumis melo var. friesicus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. friesicus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. gallicus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. gallicus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. gehoon Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. gehoon Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. gerger Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. gerger Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. germek Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. germek Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. giganteus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. giganteus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 208. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. goorgab Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. goorgab Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. hooseini Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. hooseinii Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. indicus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. indicus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. inodorus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. inodorus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 11: 56. 1859.  
Cucumis melo var. insipidus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. insipidus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 200. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. insularis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. insularis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 202. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. ispahanensis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. ispahanensis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. italicus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. italicus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. keiseng Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. keiseng Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. kurschaing Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. kurschaing Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. leeanus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. leeanus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. leucadicus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. leucadicus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. leucodictyon Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. leucodictyon Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 200. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. leucospermus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. leucospermus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. liliinus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. liliinus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 202. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. maculatus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. maculatus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 12: 110. 1859.  
Cucumis melo var. maltensis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. maltensis Seringe, in de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 300. 1828.  
Cucumis melo var. microcarpus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. microcarpus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 198. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. microspermus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. microspermus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 208. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. momordica Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. momordica (Roxburgh) Duthie & Fuller, Field & Garden Crops 2: t. 49. 1883-1893.Cucumis momordica Roxburgh 1832. 
Cucumis melo var. montaguanus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. montaguanus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 204. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. naudinii Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. naudinii Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 200. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. nigrescens Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. nigrescens Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. nucinus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. nucinus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. nuksewan Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. nuksewan Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. odessana Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. odessana Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 204. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. odoratissimus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. odoratissimus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 200. 1866, nom. illegit.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. dudaim (Linnaeus) Naudin 1859; Cucumis dudaim Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis melo var. olorinus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. olorinus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. orientalis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. orientalis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. pachydermus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. pachydermus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. papalis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. papalis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 209. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. pedatifidus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. pedatifidus (Schrader) Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 199. 1866.Cucumis pedatifidus Schrader 1838. 
Cucumis melo var. persicodorus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. persicodorus (Seitz) Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 199. 1866.Cucumis persicodorus Seitz 1827. 
Cucumis melo var. peruanus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. peruanus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. petrosus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. petrosus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. polignac Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. polignac Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. praecox Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. praecox Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 204. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. prescottii Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. prescottii Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. provincialis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. provincialis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 202. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. pubescens Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. pubescens Kurz, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 46: 102. 1877.  
Cucumis melo var. reginae Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. reginae (Schrader) Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 199. 1866.Cucumis reginae Schrader 1838. 
Cucumis melo var. reticulatus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. reticulatus Seringe, in de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 300. 1828.  
Cucumis melo var. rhodosarx Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. rhodosarx Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. romanus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. romanus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 208. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. saccharinus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. saccharinus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 11: 54. 1859.  
Cucumis melo var. saharunporensis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. saharunporensis Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 5. 5: 11. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. salmoneus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. salmoneus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. sapidissimus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. sapidissimus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. schraderianus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. schraderianus (M. Roemer) Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 199. 1866.Cucumis schraderianus M. Roemer 1846. 
Cucumis melo var. siamensis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. siamensis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. succosus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. succosus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 208. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. susianus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. susianus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. syriacus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. syriacus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 205. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. tauricus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. tauricus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 206. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. texanus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. texanus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 16: 160. 1862.  
Cucumis melo var. theioides Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. theioides Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 200. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. thessalonicus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. thessalonicus Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 203. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. turonensis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. turonensis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 208. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. unionis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. unionis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 202. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. utilissimus Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. utilissimus (Roxburgh) Duthie & Fuller, Field & Garden Crops 2: t. 53-54. 1883-1893.Cucumis utilissimus Roxburgh 1832. 
Cucumis melo var. viridis Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. viridis Alefeld, Landw. Fl. 207. 1866.  
Cucumis melo var. vulgaris Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. vulgaris Pangalo, Dyni 23. 1928, nom. inadmiss.Cucumis melo Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis microcarpus Cucumis microcarpus (Alefeld) Pangalo, in Zhukovsky, Turq. Agric. 534. 1933.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. microcarpus Alefeld 1866. 
Cucumis momordica Cucumis momordica Roxburgh, Fl. Indica, ed. 1832. 3: 720. 1832. INDIA
Cucumis moschatus Cucumis moschatus Gray, Bat. Arr. Brit. Pl. 2: 552. 1821, nom. illegit.Cucumis melo Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis orientalis Cucumis orientalis Kudrjaschev, CITATION?  
Cucumis pancherianus Cucumis pancherianus Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 4. 12: 112, t. 8. 1859. NEW CALEDONIA
Cucumis pedatifidus Cucumis pedatifidus Schrader, Linnaea 12: 418. 1838.  
Cucumis persicodorus Cucumis persicodorus Seitz, Verh. Vereins Beförd. Gartenbaues Königl. Preuss. Staaten 1827: 379. 1827. BRAZIL
Cucumis persicus Cucumis persicus M. Roemer, Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 2: 71. 1846.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. maltensis Seringe 1828.  
Cucumis picrocarpus Cucumis picrocarpus F. Mueller, Trans. & Proc. Philos. Inst. Victoria 3: 46. 1859. AUSTRALIA
Cucumis pictus Cucumis pictus Jacquin, Hort. Bot. Vindob. 3: 17, t. 27. 1776.  
Cucumis princeps Cucumis princeps Wenderoth, Index Sem. Hort. Marburg 1840; Linnaea 15(Litt. Ber.): 100. 1841.  
Cucumis pubescens Cucumis pubescens Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 4: 614. 1805.  
Cucumis reginae Cucumis reginae Schrader, Linnaea 12: 419. 1838.  
Cucumis schraderianus Cucumis schraderianus M. Roemer, Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 2: 73. 1846.  
Cucumis serotinus Cucumis serotinus Haberle ex Seitz, Verh. Vereins Beförd. Gartenbaues Königl. Preuss. Staaten 1827: 376. 1827. TURKEY
Cucumis trigonis Cucumis trigonis Roxburgh, Fl. Indica, ed. 1832. 3: 722. 1832. INDIA
Cucumis turbinatus Cucumis turbinatus Roxburgh, Fl. Indica, ed. 1832. 3: 723. 1832. INDIA
Cucumis umbilicatus Cucumis umbilicatus Salisbury, Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 157. 1796, nom. illegit.Cucumis dudaim Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis utilissimus Cucumis utilissimus Roxburgh, Fl. Indica, ed. 1832. 3: 721. 1832. INDIA
Cucumis odoratissimus Cucumis odoratissimus Moench, Methodus 654. 1794, nom. illegit.Cucumis dudaim Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis officinarum-melo Cucumis officinarum-melo Crantz, Inst. Rei Herb. 1: 172. 1766, nom. illegit.  
Cucumis pseudocolocynthis Cucumis pseudocolocynthis Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 220, t. 47(2). 1835.  
Ecbalium lambertianum Ecbalium lambertianum (Seringe) M. Roemer, Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 2: 52. 1846.Momordica lambertiana Seringe 1828. 
Melo monoclinus Melo monoclinus Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 580. 1950.  
Melo adana Melo adana (Pangalo) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 575. 1950.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. adana Pangalo 1933. 
Melo adzhur Melo adzhur (Pangalo) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 575. 1950.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. adzhur Pangalo 1933. 
Melo agrestis Melo agrestis (Naudin) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 580. 1950.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. agrestis Naudin 1859. 
Melo ambiguus Melo ambiguus Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 577. 1950.  
Melo ameri Melo ameri (Pangalo) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 578. 1950.Cucumis eumelo Pangalo, subsp. ameri Pangalo 1937. 
Melo cassaba Melo cassaba (Pangalo) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 575. 1950.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. cassaba Pangalo 1933. 
Melo chandalak Melo chandalak (Pangalo) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 578. 1937.  
Melo chinensis Melo chinensis (Pangalo) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 580. 1950.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. chinensis Pangalo 1928 
Melo conomon Melo conomon (Thunberg) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 580. 1950.Cucumis conomon Thunberg 1780. 
Melo figari Melo figari Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 580. 1950.  
Melo flexuosus Melo flexuosus (Linnaeus) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 577. 1950.Cucumis flexuosus Linnaeus 1763. 
Melo microcarpus Melo microcarpus (Alefeld) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 574. 1950.Cucumis melo Linnaeus, var. microcarpus Alefeld 1866. 
Melo orientalis Melo orientalis (Kudrjaschev) Nabiev, in Vvedensky, Fl. Uzbekist. 5: 609. 1961.Cucumis orientalis Kudrjaschev DATE? 
Melo zard Melo zard (Pangalo) Pangalo, Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 35: 579. 1950.Cucumis eumelo Pangalo, subsp. zard Pangalo 1937. 
Momordica lambertiana Momordica lambertiana Seringe, in de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 311. 1828.  
Thladiantha moneca Thladiantha moneca Grisebach, Index Sem. Hort. Gött. 1877: 8. 1877.  

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Bullock, Calhoun, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Etowah, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lowndes, Mobile, Montgomery, Sumter

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UWAL0013952 Bullock 31 Aug 2012 Dykes, Bailee
1209
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Naudin
AMAL00000876 Mobile 14 Jul 2009 T. Wayne Barger
127
AMAL
Cucumis melo L. ssp. melo
UWAL0011229 Lowndes 12 Aug 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23222
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Naudin
JSU120772 Jefferson 17 Oct 1975 A. E. Radford
s.n.
JSU
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
TROY000004178 Dale 14 Sep 2000 Tiffany Pennington
1008
TROY
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
JSU120771 Etowah 3 Sep 1994 L. M. Hodge
3463
JSU
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
TROY000040665 Covington 17 Jul 2014 Alvin R. Diamond
25335
TROY
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Nadin
UWAL0035725 Mobile 25 Jul 2016 Horne, Howard E.
3400
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Naudin
UWAL0007385 Coffee 29 Aug 2008 Diamond, A.R.
19861
UWAL
Cucumis melo L.
TROY000030055 Crenshaw 21 Sep 1999 Sherrill Bees
s.n.
TROY
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
UWAL0011542 Montgomery 07 Sep 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23308
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
TROY000018324 Montgomery 01 Nov 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18587a
TROY
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
UWAL0002827 Montgomery 24 Oct 2010 Diamond, A.R.
21677
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
TROY000038940 Crenshaw 02 Nov 2013 Alvin R. Diamond
24680
TROY
Cucumis melo (Linnaeus) var. texanus Nadin
UNA00011938 Mobile 25 Jul 1966 Rebecca Deramus
D972
UNA
Cucumis melo L.
TROY000018323 Coffee 29 Aug 2008 Alvin R. Diamond
19861
TROY
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
TROY000032716 Montgomery 24 Oct 2010 Alvin R. Diamond
21677
TROY
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
TROY000038401 Bullock 31 Aug 2012 Bailee Dykes
1209
TROY
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Naudin
JSU120770 Etowah 26 Jun 1994 L. M. Hodge
2765
JSU
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
UWAL0039188 Conecuh 10 Nov 2018 Diamond, Alvin R.
28634
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
UWAL0035729 Mobile 25 Jul 2016 Horne, Howard E.
3391
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Naudin
UWAL0015790 Crenshaw 02 Nov 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
24680
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Naudin
UWAL0016755 Covington 17 Jul 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
25335
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Nadin
AMAL00006542 Calhoun 31 Jul 1994 D.D. Spaulding
6731
AMAL
Cucumis melo L. ssp. melo
TROY000035225 Lowndes 12 Aug 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
23222
TROY
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Naudin
UWAL0035769 Mobile 25 Jul 2016 Horne, Howard E.
3400
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Naudin
TROY000035729 Montgomery 07 Sep 2012 Alvin R. Diamond
23308
TROY
Cucumis melo (Linnaeus) var. texanus Nadin
UWAL0017286 Lawrence 02 Sep 2013 England, J. Kevin
4503
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
SAMF0002944 Jefferson 26 Sep 2006 Davenport, L. J.
3597
SAMF
Cucumis melo Linnaeus
UWAL0034045 Sumter 23 Sep 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6761
UWAL
Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. texanus Naudin
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