Cucumis melo L. subsp. melo var. cantalupo Ser., Prodr. 3:300. 1828 (Syn: (=) Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis Naudin; (=) Cucumis melo var. reticulatus Naudin);
    


 

 

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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantapulensis: Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantapulensis, with various cultivars sold in stores here in California


 

 

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Cucurbitaceae Week: Cucumis melo subsp. melo Group Cantapaulensis: 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
Some of the representatives of Cantaloupes are depicted here:


 

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Fruits & Vegetable week – Muskmelon (Cucumis melo): Sending photo of musk melon which was growing in our balcony. The plant came up from the seeds thrown after eating the musk melon.


Cucumis melo var. cantapulensis group reticulata 


 

 

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Cucurbitaceae Week: Cucumis melo subsp. melo Reticulatus group: Here are some melons from reticulatus group


 

 

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Sweet Melon For ID : Bangalore : 290114 : AK-32 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).  
This one is specially for you.
Inspired by your book ‘Know Your Vegetables’, I tried clicking a few fruits and vegetables.
This is from the market in Bangalore.
Found green lines near the stem.


I suppose this is typical Linnean species of Cucumis melo  

This fruit is sold in most of the markets of Bangalore, even in Mumbai in the name of  kharbooja
[…, I opined hoping other ‘guru’ may also answer 🙂 ]


Yes Cucumis melo subsp. melo var. cantalupo, the muskmelon


 

 

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Cucumis melo : Cucurbitaceae : Bangalore : 150914 : AK-12 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).
Melon seen in Bangalore market in Nov,2013.

For correct Species please.


Section showing flesh should help but looks C. melo subsp. cantalupo, muskmelon (cantaloupe here in USA) if flesh is orange yellow


Thanks again.

Sorry I don’t have a cross section of the fruit.


 
 
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