Cucurbitaceae

family of plants

Cucurbitaceae is the plant family with melons, gourds or cucurbits. It includes crops such as cucumbers, squashes (including pumpkins), luffas, melons and watermelons.

Cucurbitaceae
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Hodgsonia male plant
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Cucurbitaceae

The family lives mostly in the tropics. Its edible fruits were amongst the earliest cultivated plants.