• Richard W. Robinson
  • Thomas W. Whitaker


Cucumis comprises a genus of nearly forty species (Whitaker and Davis, 1962), including several of considerable economic importance such as cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.), the muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.), and the West Indian gherkin (Cucumis anguria L.). All species are indigenous to Africa except for C. anguria, which apparently was introduced to the West Indies from Africa, and C. sativus and Cucumis hardwickii which are natives of Asia.


Pollen Tube Powdery Mildew Downy Mildew Female Flower Male Flower 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard W. Robinson
    • 1
  • Thomas W. Whitaker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Seed and Vegetable SciencesNew York State Agricultural Experiment StationGenevaUSA
  2. 2.Agricultural Research ServiceUnited States Department of AgricultureLa JollaUSA

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