Cucumis

Cucumis

Melons and Cucumbers
Genus:Cucumis
Family:Cucurbitaceae
Type:Tendrilling vines

Cucumis is a genus of plants which includes the cucumbers, melons, and gherkins. They are almost exclusively grown as food crops.

Description edit

Green, hairy vines with tendrils and palmate leaves. Flowers are yellow and unisexual.

Growing conditions edit

Moist but well-drained and fertile soils, full sun. Vines are often trained to grow on trellises or wires.

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Pests and diseases edit

Bacterial Wilt

Powdery Mildew:

  • Erisyphe cichoracearum
  • Sphaerotheca fuliginea

Cucurbit Downy Mildew:

  • Pseudoperonospora cubensis

Cucumber Scab:

  • Cladosporium cucumerinum

Blights:

Mosaic

Aphids

Whiteflies

Bugs

Thrips

Maggots

Beetles

Caterpillars

Mites

References edit

  • P. D. Strausbaugh and Earl L. Core (1977). Flora of West Virginia (Second ed.). Seneca Books, Grantsville, W. Virginia. p. 904. {{cite book}}: Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium (1976). Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. Cornell University Press. p. 342. {{cite book}}: Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Cranshaw, Whitney (2004). Garden Insects of North America: The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Bugs. Princeton University Press. p. 590. {{cite book}}: Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)
  • Pippa Greenwood, Andrew Halstead, A.R. Chase, Daniel Gilrein (2000). American Horticultural Society Pests & Diseases: The Complete Guide to Preventing, Identifying, and Treating Plant Problems (First Edition ed.). Dorling Kindersley (DK) Publishing, inc. p. 121. {{cite book}}: |edition= has extra text (help); Cite has empty unknown parameter: |coauthors= (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)