EPPO Global Database

Citrullus colocynthis(CITCO)

Overview
Last modification: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO code: CITCO
  • Preferred name: Citrullus colocynthis
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Schrader

Notes

Mediterranean, Macaronesia, Western Asia, Central Asia, Indian subcontinent. Used as a medicinal plant. Introduced in North and South America

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Colocynthis vulgaris Linnaeus
Cucumis colocynthis Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
bitter apple English
bitter-apple English
bitter cucumber English
colocynth English
perennial wild melon English
Arbuse German
Bitterapfel German
Bitter-Apfel German
Koloquinte German
Wassermelone German
coloquinthe French
coloquintida Spanish
naranja purgante Spanish
tuera Spanish
coloquinda Italian
coloquintide Italian
pomo amaro Italian
popone amaro Italian
kolokvint Swedish
арбуз колоцинт Russian
kolokvint Danish
kolokvint Norwegian
kolokvintti Finnish
acı karpuz Turkish
avattiach happakku'ah Hebrew
אֲבַטִּיחַ הַפַּקּוּעָה Hebrew
arbuz kolokwinta Polish
kolocynta Polish
kolokwinta Polish
hdej Arabic
колоцинт  Bulgarian
coloquinta Catalan
кавун колоцинт Ukrainian