Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Cucumis melo Linnaeus var. cantalupo Seringe. Canteloupe, Muskmelon. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Gardens, fields, trash heaps, commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, sometimes volunteering from seed the following year. Dist: Native of Asia.

Origin/Endemic status: Paleotropics

Syn: = Cucumis melo ssp. melo var. cantalupo – FNA6; = Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis – Munger & Robinson (1991), Stepansky, Kovalski, & Perl-Treves (1999); < Cucumis melo – Ar, F, G, Il, K1, NcTx, RAB, S, WH3, WV, Schaefer (2007); < Cucumis melo ssp. melo – NY, Kirkbride (1993); < Cucumis melo var. melo – K4

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