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Paddy melon

Scientific Name
Citrullus lanatus
Scientific Author
Matsumura, J. & Nakai, T. (1916)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Violales: Cucurbitaceae)
Reliability
High
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Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Description

Seed Colour: Mottled

Seed Length: 7 - 10mm

Seed Sculpture: Roughened, Tuberculate

Seed Shape: Balloon shaped

Annual trailer with hairy stems.

The fruit is round, oval or oblong, with a light green to very dark green skin, variously patterned or striped, and red, yellow or orange flesh. The seeds are flat and smooth, varying in size, and may be white, tan, brown, black, red, green or mottled. Source: See Web Links KEW Royal Botanic Gardens
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
14/02/2012 01:56 AEST
Last Updated
18/01/2013 15:42 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Paddy melon (Citrullus lanatus) Updated on 1/18/2013 3:42:18 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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