Cucumis melo

Cucumis melo L. (trop. Afr., As.) – A regular but always ephemeral food refuse alien (melon). First collected on rough ground in Erps-Kwerps in 1949 but probably long neglected. Seen most years at present. Almost all records are from dumps, occasionally also seen on river banks as well.

Selected literature:

Decker Walters D.S., Chung S.M., Staub J.E., Quemada H.D. & Lopez Sese A.I. (2002) The origin and genetic affinities of wild populations of melon (Cucumis melo, Cucurbitaceae) in North America. Pl. Syst. Evol. 233(3-4): 183-197.

Sharma M. (1984) Cucumis melo Linn. in Punjab: a taxonomic reappraisal. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81(1): 229-231.

Stepansky A., Kovalski I. & Perl Treves R. (1999) Intraspecific classification of melons (Cucumis melo L.) in view of their phenotypic and molecular variation. Pl. Syst. Evol. 217(3-4): 313-332.

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