Calflora
Taxon  Report   9814 
Citrullus lanatus  (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai  var. lanatus 
Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Family: CUCURBITACEAE  
Genus: Citrullus
Community:
escaped cultivar
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PLANTS: Citrullus citrullus
PLANTS: Citrullus colocynthis var. lanatus
PLANTS: Citrullus vulgaris
PLANTS: Colocynthis citrullus
PLANTS: Cucubertia citrullus
PLANTS: Momordica lanata
More information about  Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CILAL)

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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 17, 2017).

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