Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumura & Nakai

Common name

English: Watermelon

German: Wassermelone

Mandarin: 西瓜 (xi gua)

Portuguese: Melancia

Spanish: Sandía

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Violales (58)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (23) (family description)

          Genus: Citrullus (1)

           Epithet: lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumura & Nakai (2)

lanatus => woolly or cottony, covered with long inter-grown curly hairs

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Citrullus lanatus at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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