Marah

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Taxonavigation[edit]

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: Sicyoeae
Genus: Marah
Species: M. fabaceus – M. gilensis – M. guadalupensis – M. horridus – M. inermis – M. macrocarpus – M. oreganus – M. watsonii

Name[edit]

Marah Kellogg, 1854.

Note: Kellogg (1854) assigned masculine gender to Marah and mentioned that the significance of the genus name may be found in "Exodus xv: 22–26". However (Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 2: 18. (1863)), he treated Marah as feminine. [In Hebrew, Mar (masculine) and marah (feminine) = bitter (vide Avinoam Danin (HUJ)] (IPNI, 2014). Therefore the above spelling needs correcting.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Heterotypic
    • Megarrhiza Torr. & A. Gray Rep. Explor. Railroad Pacific 12: 61. (1860). However, some authorities consider Megarrhiza macrocarpa (Greene) Tidestr. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 48(9): 43. (1935) to be an accepted species, which would render this synonymy illegitimate, (The Plant List, 2014 & Tropicos, 2014).

References[edit]

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