watermelon

Citrullus lanatu

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  • Flower name
    watermelon
  • Scientific name
    Citrullus lanatu
  • AliasWatermelon, Citrullus lanatu
  • Place of originSavannahs and deserts of tropical Africa
  • Place of flowering
  • Flowering season

What is watermelon

The watermelon (Citrullus lanatu) is an annual vine and fruit of the Cucurbitaceae family, native to the savannahs and deserts of tropical Africa. It is dioecious.
In summer, yellow flowers bloom from the leaf axils. In Japan, the watermelon fruit is spherical with a dark green wavy pattern on a green background. Some fruits are yellow in color. Watermelon fruits appear in summer and are often eaten chilled. The flesh is red and sweet with a high water content (90%), and there are many small, flat, glossy black seeds scattered inside. While the foreign variety is oblong with a light green linear pattern or no pattern on a green background.


  • Eye
    Cucurbitales
  • Family
    Cucurbitaceae
  • Genus
    Citrullus
  • Species
    C. lanatu
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    High cup-shaped
  • Leaf type
    heart-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    Toothed
  • Life typeannual vine and fruit
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height200.0 ~ 300.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.5 ~ 3.5 cm

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