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.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & NakaiN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Citrullus:

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

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Citrullus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Citrullus
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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, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Citrullus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1442, retrieved 22 February 2017

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