Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Rosidae||Roses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more|
|Order||Violales||A large group that takes its name from violets|
|Family||Cucurbitaceae||Squashes, melons, pumpkins, and gourds; name probably from German Kürbiskernöl, “pumpkin”|
|Genus||Citrullus||The Latin diminutive of Citrus, possessing a similar odor and flavor|
|Species||lanatus||Covered with long, woolly hair|
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Citrullus lanatus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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