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Citrullus lanatus

Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai


Watermelon Plant

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderViolalesA large group that takes its name from violets
FamilyCucurbitaceaeSquashes, melons, pumpkins, and gourds; name probably from German Kürbiskernöl, “pumpkin”

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Citrullus lanatus description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon Plant)

6/26/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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