Calflora
Taxon  Report   9812    
Citrullus colocynthis  (L.) Schrad.
Colocynth
Citrullus colocynthis
© 2009 Stefano Doglio
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Citrullus colocynthis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Citrullus colocynthis
© 2009 Stefano Doglio
Citrullus colocynthis, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Citrullus colocynthis
© 2015 Barry Breckling
Family: CUCURBITACEAE  
Genus: Citrullus
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Colocynthis vulgaris
PLANTS: Cucumis colocynthis
More information about  Citrullus colocynthis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CICO7)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 13, 2018).

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