As per efi thread: Cultivated melons come in a large range of forms, but are grouped into three main groups:
1. Group cantapaulensis: Cantaloupes having variety of skin forms but with non-netted thick skin and yellowish-orange flesh with distinct aroma.
2. Group inodorous: Smooth thin skinned melons with white or greenish flesh without strong aroma.
3. Group reticulatus: distinctly netted skin and lighter coloured flesh
The Cucurbitaceae of India: Accepted names, synonyms, geographic distribution, and information on images and DNA sequences by Susanne S. Renner, Arun K. Pandey. (2013)-
Cucumis hystrix Chakrav.
Cucumis indicus Ghebretinsae & Thulin (replacement name for Melothria ritchiei Chakrav., J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 50(4): 898, fig. A–K. 1952.)
Cucumis javanicus (Miq.) Ghebretinsae & Thulin
Cucumis leiospermus (Wight & Arn.) Ghebretinsae & Thulin
Cucumis maderaspatanus L.
Cucumis melo L.
Cucumis prophetarum L.
Cucumis ritchiei (C.B. Clarke) Ghebretinsae & Thulin
Cucumis sativus L.
Cucumis setosus Cogn.
Cucumis silentvalleyi (Manilal, T. Sabu & P.J. Mathew) Ghebretinsae & Thulin
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys-
Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000)- Details with keys-
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details with keys-
Species with description & keys in Flora of Pakistan :
Cucumis melo Linn.
Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis (Naud.) Grebensc.
Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. agrestis Naudin
Cucumis melo subsp. agrestis var. momordica (Roxb.) Cogn.
Cucumis melo subsp. melo
Cucumismelo subsp. melo var. flexuosus (Linn.) Naudin
Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. melo
Cucumis prophetarum Linn.
Cucumis sativus Linn.
Cucumis : 2 posts by 2 authors.
I have updated efi page on Cucumis
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links.
Any comments are welcome.
To me this updation for all the taxa you have done so far is a great task…easy links from various authentic sources are available on a single page…
The taxonomy of Indian Cucumis species has been greatly confused with the merger of most with Cucumis melo, or at the most Cucumis melo subsp. agrestris. It may help our database a lot if we are able to locate and upload these native species which are distinct entities although they may not be recognised as distinct in most recent treatments:
1. Cucumis callosus (Roettler) Cogn. in Engl., Pflanzenr. 88:129. 1924. Chakravarty, Monog. Ind. Cucurbit. in Rec. Bot. Surv. Ind. 17(1): 100. 1959.
2. Cucumis trigonus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3:722. 1832.
3. Cucumis pubescens L., Sp. Pl. 4: 614 1805.
4. Cucumis momordica Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3:720. 1832.
It would be really helpful if any member can upload key separating these taxa given in any older book, their local names and differences.
Re: completed insertion of images of identified sp of Cucumis: 1 post by 1 author.
Cucumis (Cucurbitaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 18 posts by 3 authors.
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.