Cucumis sativus L.

 
  • Family : CUCURBITACEAE
    (Gourd Or Melon Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KHARBOOZA FAMILY (खरबूजा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CUCURBITACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cucumis sativus L.
  • Common name : Cucumber
  • Vernacular name : Khira (Hindi); Sautay-kaayi (Kannada); Vellari (Tamil); Dosakaya (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Cultivated
  • Comments / notes : In plains to 1400m. Cultivated throughout tropics and subtropics
  • Flower, Fruit : September-May
  • Native : Himalayas (Nepal, Yunnan)
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in tropics
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cucumis sativus. Downloaded on 17 September 2021.

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