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Latin NameCommon NameFamilySynonymsEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Abobra tenuifoliaCranberry GourdCucurbitaceae 10
Acanthosicyos horridusNaras. ButterpipsCucurbitaceaeNo synonyms are recorded for this name.32
Benincasa hispidaWax GourdCucurbitaceaeB. cerifera.33
Bryonia albaWhite BryonyCucurbitaceae 12
Bryonia dioicaRed Bryony, Cretan bryonyCucurbitaceaeB. cretica dioica. (Jacq.)Tutin.12
Citrullus colocynthisPerennial egusi, Bitter-appleCucurbitaceaeMisspelt as Citrullus colocynthus. Citrullus colocynthoides Pangalo. Citrullus pseudocolocynthis M.Roem. Colocynthis officinalis Schrad. Colocynthis vulgaris Schrad. Cucumis colocynthis L.32
Citrullus lanatusWater MelonCucurbitaceaeC. vulgaris.43
Coccinia grandisIvy GourdCucurbitaceaeBryonia acerifolia D.Dietr. Bryonia alceifolia Willd. Bryonia barbata Buch.-Ham. ex Cogn.22
Cucumis anguriaGherkin, West Indian gherkinCucurbitaceae 31
Cucumis meloMelon, CantaloupeCucurbitaceae 42
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