Citrullus lanatus Cordophanus Group

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Taxonavigation: Cucurbitales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Cucurbitales

Familia: Cucurbitaceae
Tribus: Benincaseae
Genus: Citrullus
Species: Citrullus lanatus
Cultivar Group: Citrullus lanatus Cordophanus Group


Citrullus lanatus Cordophanus Group


  • Citrullus lanatus subsp. cordophanus Ter-Avan. in Bot. Žurn. vol. 51, 423. 1966.
  • Citrullus vulgaris var. sudanicus Filov & Fursa in Bot. Žurn. vol. 47, 1039. 1962., nom. inval.
  • Citrullus lanatus var. cordophanus (Ter-Avan.) Fursa in Bot. Žurn. vol. 57, 38. 1972.


This cultivar group is referable to Citrullus lanatus subsp. vulgaris. A rather ill-defined group of cultivated and semicultivated forms in the Sahara, the Sudan, upper Egypt and N Kenya. Some of the Saharan landraces appear to be perennial and may be products of introgression from C. colocynthis. Both bitter and non-bitter forms are known.


  • IPK Gatersleben. Mansfeld's World Database of Agriculture and Horticultural Crops. 10 Febr. 2009 [1].