EPPO Global Database

Cucumis melo(CUMME)

Overview
Last modification: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO code: CUMME
  • Preferred name: Cucumis melo
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Origin not certain but probably native of Western Asia and eastern Africa. Cultivated worldwide as a fruit crop. Often naturalized in Euromediterranean region, and also throughout eastern Asia, Africa, America and Australia


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Melo sativus Sageret

Common names
Name Language
cantaloupe English
melon English
muskmelon English (US)
Honigmelone German
Melone German
Zuckermelone German
melon French
melón Spanish
meloncillo Spanish
melonera Spanish
melone Italian
pepone Italian
popone Italian
meloen Dutch
melão Portuguese
melão-de-cheiro Portuguese
melão-de-inverno Portuguese
meloa Portuguese
meloeiro Portuguese
melon Swedish
メロン Japanese
meron Japanese
дыня культурная Russian
дыня обыкновенная Russian
дыня посевная Russian
дыня столовая Russian
melon Danish
melon Norwegian
meloni Finnish
kavun Turkish
meelon Hebrew
מֶלוֹן Hebrew
melon Polish
ogórek melon Polish
sárgadinnye Hungarian
pjepër Albanian
bettikh Arabic
пъпеш Bulgarian
melonera Catalan
tián guā Chinese
甜瓜 Chinese
dinja  Croatian
meloun cukrový Czech
kharbooja Hindi
खरबुजा Hindi
boşar Romanian
pepene galben Romanian
melon cukrový Slovak
диня посівна Ukrainian