Cucurbitaceae

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The Cucurbitaceae, also called cucurbits or the gourd family, are a plant family consisting of about 965 species in around 95 genera, the most important of which are: * Cucurbita – squash, pumpkin, zucchini, some gourds * Lagenaria – calabash, and others that are inedible * Citrullus – watermelon (C. lanatus, C. colocynthis) and others * Cucumis – cucumber (C. sativus), various melon * Momordica – bitter melon * Luffa – the common name is also luffa, sometimes spelled loofah (when fully ripened, two species of this fibrous fruit are the source of the loofah scrubbing sponge)wikipedia
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Gourd

gourdscuiahairy gourd
Gourds include the fruits of some flowering plant species in the family Cucurbitaceae, particularly Cucurbita and Lagenaria.

Cucurbita

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The name Cucurbitaceae comes to international scientific vocabulary from New Latin, from Cucurbita, the type genus, + -aceae, a standardized suffix for plant family names in modern taxonomy.
Cucurbita (Latin for gourd) is a genus of herbaceous vines in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, also known as cucurbits, native to the Andes and Mesoamerica.

Watermelon

watermelonswater melonCitrullus lanatus
Citrullus lanatus is a plant species in the family Cucurbitaceae, a vine-like (scrambler and trailer) flowering plant originating in West Africa.

Cucumber

cucumbersCucumis sativusIndian cucumber
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae.

Melon

melonsCasabaMelon juice
A melon is any of various plants of the family Cucurbitaceae with sweet edible, fleshy fruit.

Momordica charantia

bitter melonbitter gourdampalaya
Momordica charantia (colloquially: bitter melon; bitter apple; bitter gourd; bitter squash; balsam-pear; with many more names listed below) is a tropical and subtropical vine of the family Cucurbitaceae, widely grown in Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean for its edible fruit.

Luffa

loofahridge gourdpatola
Luffa is a genus of tropical and subtropical vines in the cucumber family (Cucurbitaceae).

Cucumis

MukiacucumberCucumella
Cucumis is a genus of twining, tendril-bearing plants in the family Cucurbitaceae which includes the cucumber (Cucumis sativus), muskmelons (Cucumis melo, including cantaloupe and honeydew), the horned melon (Cucumis metuliferus), and the West Indian gherkin (Cucumis anguria).

Zucchini

courgettecourgettesZucchini bread
Zucchini itself was developed in northern Italy in the second half of the 19th century, long after the introduction of cucurbits from the Americas in the early 16th century.

Calabash

bottle gourdLagenaria sicerariagourd
Like other members of the family Cucurbitaceae, gourds contain cucurbitacins that are known to be cytotoxic at a high concentration.

Lagenaria

gourdLagenaria gourd
Lagenaria is a genus of gourd-bearing vines in the squash family (Cucurbitaceae).

Kedrostis

It has a leaf pattern similar to the members of the genera Kedrostis, Melothria and Zehneria.
Kedrostis is a genus of ± 35 species climbing or trailing herbs in the family Cucurbitaceae.

Dendrosicyos

Dendrosicyos socotranus
Most of the plants in this family are annual vines, but some are woody lianas, thorny shrubs, or trees (Dendrosicyos).
Dendrosicyos is a monotypic genus in the plant family Cucurbitaceae.

Gynostemma

Gynostemma is a genus of perennial climbing vines in the cucumber, gourd, and melon family, comprising at least 19 species, all native to the tropical East or Far East, inclusive of the Himalayas: China (with 9 endemic); the islands of Japan; Malaysia; and New Guinea.

Zehneria

It has a leaf pattern similar to the members of the genera Kedrostis, Melothria and Zehneria.
Zehneria is a genus of flowering plants – of vines in the cucumber and gourd family, Cucurbitaceae.

Alsomitra

Alsomitra is a genus of the plant family Cucurbitaceae (the cucumber, squash, and pumpkin family).

Vine

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Most of the plants in this family are annual vines, but some are woody lianas, thorny shrubs, or trees (Dendrosicyos).
The term "vine" also applies to cucurbitaceae like cucumbers where botanists refer to creeping vines; in commercial agriculture the natural tendency of coiling tendrils to attach themselves to pre-existing structures or espaliers is optimized by the installation of trellis netting.

Fevillea

Anisosperma
Fevillea is a genus of the plant family Cucurbitaceae (the cucumber, squash, and pumpkin family).

Momordica

MomordiceaeRaphanocarpus
Momordica is a genus of about 60 species of annual or perennial climbers herbaceous or rarely small shrubs belonging to the family Cucurbitaceae, natives of tropical and subtropical Africa and Asia and Australia.

Berry (botany)

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The fruit is often a kind of modified berry called a pepo.
A specialized term, pepo, is also used for fruits of the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae, which are modified to have a hard outer rind, but are not internally divided by septae.

Bryonia

bryonywhite bryony
Bryonia is a genus of flowering plants in the gourd family.

Telfairia

Telfairia is a small genus of flowering plants in the squash family which are native to Africa.

Ecballium

Ecballium elateriumsquirting cucumber Ecballium elaterium
Ecballium is a genus of flowering plants in the family Cucurbitaceae containing a single species, Ecballium elaterium, also called the squirting cucumber or exploding cucumber (but not to be confused with Cyclanthera brachystachya).

Zanonia

Zanonia is a monotypic genus in the flowering plant family Cucurbitaceae (the cucumber, squash, and pumpkin family).