Cucumis
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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Cucumis

West Indian gherkin
cucumber
cucumis
gourd

Hierarchical position of the Genus Cucumis

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
  
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
  
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
  
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
  
   Subclassis  Dilleniidae Takht. ex Reveal & Tahkt.
pub. 1993
  
   SuperOrdo  Cucurbitanae Reveal
pub. Phytologia 76: 4. 1994.
  
   Ordo  Cucurbitales Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 28. 1829.
  
   Subordo  Cucurbitineae Engl.
pub. Syllabus, ed. 2: 190. Mai 1898.
  
   Familia  Cucurbitaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 393. 4 Aug 1789, nom. cons.
common name: Cucumbers, Gourds, Watermelon
  
   Subfamilia  Cucumidoideae Burnett
pub. Outl. Bot.: 756, 1092, 1129. Jun 1835.
  
   Tribus  Cucumereae Endl. ex M. Roem.
pub. Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 2: 6. Dec 1846.
  
   Subtribus  Cucumerinae E.G.O. Müll. & Pax in Engl. & Prantl
pub. Nat. Pflanzenfam. IV, 5: 10, 22. Jun 1889.
  
   Genus  Cucumis L.
pub. (1753)
common name: melon
  

Named members of the Genus Cucumis

1
   Species  anguria L.
 
2
   Varietas  anguria
common name: West Indian gherkin
3
   Varietas  longaculeatus J.H. Kirkbride
common name: West Indian gherkin
4
   Species  colocynthis L.
syn. Citrullus colocynthis
5
   Species  dipsaceus C.G. Ehrenb. ex Spach
common name: hedgehog gourd
6
   Species  ficifolius A. Rich.
common name: cucumis
7
   Species  melo L.
common name: Chinese cucumber
  
 
8
   Varietas  dudaim (L.) Naud.
syn. Cucumis melo
9
   Species  metuliferus E. Mey. ex Naud.
common name: African horned cucumber
10
   Species  myriocarpus E. Mey. ex Naud.
common name: gooseberry gourd
11
   Species  prophetarum L.
common name: cucumis
12
   Species  sativus L.
common name: garden cucumber

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.

 

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.

 

Last reviewed October 31, 2004   

 

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