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Scientific Name: Cucumis melo Reticulatus group
Pronunciation: KOO-koo-mis MEL-oh
Common Name: muskmelon, cantaloupe
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Plant Type: Greenhouse produce plant, Vine or climber, Annual
Key ID Features:
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Upright
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Origin: Australia / New Zealand
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Herb
Additional Info: Google Images . Wikipedia
muskmelon, cantaloupe
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Prickly
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Summer: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular
Apices: Rounded
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Dentate, Serrate, Sinuate

Inflorescence Type: Flowers solitary
Flower Morphology:Monoecious plant
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Apr

Fruit Type: Pepo
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Edible, Distinctive smell, Thick tan-coloured rind, netted surface; flesh orange, musky smell.

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Stem tendrils

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:High indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Thrips, Virus
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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