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Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
Watermelon, Citron

Citrullus lanatus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Other data on Citrullus lanatus available from :

Citrullus lanatus has been found in the following 6 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Assumed to be Present Not Native, Naturalized
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Matheson Hammock Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rosemary Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized

Citrullus lanatus has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys) Not Native, Naturalized

Citrullus lanatus has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Citrullus lanatus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Citrullus lanatus
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr