Cucumis melo subsp. melo

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Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 35. Mentioned on page 36.

Plants andromonoecious. Stems glabrous or sparsely villous. Hypanthia pilose to lanate, hairs spreading. Pepos edible, broadly ellipsoid to subglobose, 10–20+ cm diam., rind tan, yellowish, lemon yellow, light yellowish green, dark green, or light orange, smooth, ridged, netted, warty, or scaly; flesh orange to yellowish or green, juicy, sweet.


Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Gardens, fields, field edges, trash heaps, garbage dumps, lake shores, roadsides, ballast, sometimes volunteering from past plantings
Elevation: 20–300 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Ont., Ala., Ark., Calif., Conn., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ky., La., Mass., Mich., Miss., Mo., Nev., N.H., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., S.C., Tex., Utah, Va., W.Va., w Asia, w Africa, also in West Indies

Discussion

Plants of subsp. melo outside of cultivation in the flora area mostly are the dessert melons; var. cantalupo and var. inodorus.

Main cultivar groups of subsp. melo:

a. Cucumis melo var. cantalupo Seringe. Asia; pepos medium-large, rind smooth, scaly, or netted, variable in color, aromatic with sweet, juicy flesh, dessert melons; andromonoecious. Formally a nomenclatural synonym of C. melo var. melo; the name var. cantalupo Seringe predates var. cantalupensis Naudin, which is often used for this dessert melon.

b. Cucumis melo var. inodorus Jacquin. Europe (Spain), Asia; pepos large, winter melons, with non-aromatic, non-climacteric and long-storing fruits, rind thick, smooth, wrinkled, or warty, dessert melons (honeydew, winter melon); andromonoecious.

c. Cucumis melo var. melo. Asia, Africa; pepos large, flesh sweet, rind netted, warty, or scaly, wild form of dessert melons; andromonoecious.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Cucumis melo subsp. melo"
distinct +  and connate +
Guy L. Nesom +
cordate +
14 cm140 mm <br />0.14 m <br /> (26 cm260 mm <br />0.26 m <br />) +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (26 cm260 mm <br />0.26 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (14 cm140 mm <br />0.14 m <br />) +
3-5-lobed;unlobed;ovate +
2cm;15cm +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
tubular +, saucer--shaped +, campanulate +  and rotate +
0.16 cm1.6 mm <br />0.0016 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.16 cm1.6 mm <br />0.0016 m <br />) +
Ont. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Calif. +, Conn. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ky. +, La. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, Nev. +, N.H. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, S.C. +, Tex. +, Utah +, Va. +, W.Va. +, w Asia +, w Africa +  and also in West Indies +
20–300 m +
furrowed +  and echinate +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
bristly +, smooth +, hairy +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and muricate +
fleshy +  and hard +
orange +  and yellowish or green +
pistillate +  and staminate +
green +  and yellow orange or tan with light or tan with dark green punct white yellow brown or orange +
Gardens, fields, field edges, trash heaps, garbage dumps, lake shores, roadsides, ballast, sometimes volunteering from past plantings +
perennial +
dioecious +  and monoecious +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
umbellate;subumbellate +
solitary +, corymbose +, fasciculate +, racemose +  and paniculate +
petiolate +, estipulate +  and simple +
glabrous +  and puberulent +
oblong;ovate +
serrate +  and entire +
fimbriate +
not differentiated +
ovoid;ellipsoid +
cylindric +
12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
scaly +  and warty +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
induplicate-valvate +  and imbricate +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
connate +  and distinct +
pubescent +  and glabrous +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br />) +
hispid;hispidulous or retrorsely strigose +
Flowering Jul–Oct. +
with thick , woody rootstock +  and thin +
not arillate +
compressed +, ellipsoid +  and ovoid +
straight +
linear;oblong or +
Illustrated +  and Introduced +
climbing +  and procumbent +
sprawling +  and prostrate +
sublobate +  and 3-lobed +
short-columnar +
echinate +  and eglandular +
Cucumella +, Dicoelospermum +, Melo +, Mukia +, Myrmecosicyos +  and Oreosyce +
Cucumis melo subsp. melo +
Cucumis melo +
subspecies +
2-branched +  and unbranched +
distinct +