Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Watermelon Citrullus lanatus

Photo: Carel de Haseth

Classification

Citrullus [genus] (1)
lanatus [species]

Classification

Citrullus [genus] (1)
lanatus [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Curaçao
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Natural distribution Africa
    Distribution description Native to Africa.
    Notes on presence status Cultivated and spontaneous in tropical regions.

    Publications

    • Stoffers, A.L. 1980. Cucurbitaceae. Flora of the Netherlands Antilles 2: 97-108.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]