Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

Cucurbitaceae: Cucumber or Gourd

Creeping or climbing plants mostly with lobed, alternate, stemmed leaves with tendrils or flowering stems paired with them. Flowers with corolla of 5 lobes, 3 or 5 stamens, 1 style.
Flower Formula:  Sepals 5; Petals (5) Glossary

Genus 
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Citrullus
watermelon
1 Photo of Citrullus Yellow large flowers. Fruit watermelon. Leaves deeply lobed Images   Information
Cucumis
muskmelon
1 Photo of Cucumis Yellow large flowers. Fruit muskmelon. Leaves deeply lobed Images   Information
Cucurbita
gourd, pumpkin, squash
3 Photo of Cucurbita Yellow large flowers. Fruit squash or guord. Leaves shallowly lobed Images   Information
Echinocystis
balsam-apple, wild-cucumber
1 Photo of Echinocystis Whitish-green small flowers. Fruit spiny, inflated. Leave palmately lobed. Images   Information
Sicyos
bur-cucumber
1 Photo of Sicyos Whitish-green small flowers. Fruit spiny, not inflated. Leaves shallowly lobed. Images   Information
Thladiantha
tubergourd
1 Photo of Thladiantha Yellow large flowers. Fruit heavily ribbed, ovate. Leaves with heart-shaped base Images   Information


         
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