Unresolved name

Cucumis melo ssp. melo var. flexuosus (Linn.) Naudin

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In literature generally Cucumis melo L. var. utilissimus (Roxb.) Duthie & Fuller (Syn. Cucumis utilissimus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3:721. 1832), is adopted for the plant commonly known as Kakri in our area. However, Roxburgh’s original description of Cucumis utilissimus is entirely different from the var. flexuosus. In the former taxon the fruits are perfectly oval, 10-15 x 7-10 cm, and smooth when ripe, while in the later taxon the fruits are cylindric, 20-90 x 2.5-8 cm, generally furrowed and variously curved. Like var. Momordica, var. utilissimus is a cultivar derived from subsp. agrestis but the fruit does not burst after ripening.
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 45 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Description

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Fruit many times longer than broad, generally furrowed and variously curved, 20-90 cm long and only 2.5-8 cm in diameter, softly hairy when young. Seeds are smaller than those of var. melo.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 45 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of Pakistan @ eFloras.org
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S. I. Ali & M. Qaiser
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Distribution

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Distribution: Cultivated throughout upper India and Pakistan (Punjab and Sind) and elsewhere.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
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Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 45 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of Pakistan @ eFloras.org
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S. I. Ali & M. Qaiser
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Flower/Fruit

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Fl. Per.: April-July.
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Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
bibliographic citation
Flora of Pakistan Vol. 0: 45 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Flora of Pakistan @ eFloras.org
editor
S. I. Ali & M. Qaiser
project
eFloras.org
original
visit source
partner site
eFloras