Cucumis melo

Family (Traditional)Cucurbitaceae
Species:Cucumis melo L.
Common NameCantaloupe; Honeydew; Muskmelon; Guld Coast Melon
Growth Habitvine - forb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: vine - forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: Asia; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: petiolate; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Parietal; Sexuality: monoecious; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 0
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Cucumis melo var. agrestis Cucumis melo var. agrestis Naudin
Cucumis melo var. dudaim Cucumis melo var. dudaim (L.) Naud.
Cucumis melo var. inodorus Cucumis melo var. inodorus
Cucumis melo var. texanus Cucumis melo var. texanus

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Jefferson (KY), Lyon (KY), Knox (TN), Marion (TN), Montgomery (TN), Stewart (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 1978

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0208437 Stewart Tennessee
Cucumis melo
APSC0015978 Montgomery Tennessee
Cucumis melo
APSC0015981 Stewart Tennessee
Cucumis melo
APSC0084876 Jefferson Kentucky 08 Sep 1978 Max Medley
Cucumis melo
APSC0015980 Lyon Kentucky
Cucumis melo
TENN-V-0208435 Knox Tennessee
Cucumis melo
TENN-V-0208436 Marion Tennessee
Cucumis melo
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