Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution

, Volume 54, Issue 4, pp 913–916 | Cite as

The Corsican citron melon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai subsp. lanatus var. citroides (Bailey) Mansf. ex Greb.) a traditional and neglected crop

  • Gaetano LaghettiEmail author
  • Karl Hammer
Research Article


During a collecting mission in Corsica (France) three landraces of citron melon (Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. et Nakai subsp. lanatus var. citroides (Bailey) Mansf. ex Greb.) were collected in the northern areas. Today in Corsica this old and neglected crop is in decline and risks extinction. A strategy for its characterization and safeguarding is in progress at the genebank of IGV of Bari (Italy).


Agricultural biodiversity Citron melon Citrullus lanatus Collecting Corsica Crop genetic resources 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Plant Genetics, C.N.R. via G.Amendola, 165/ABariItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Crop ScienceUniversity of KasselWitzenhausenGermany

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