Plants Belonging To Cucurbitaceae

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Cucurbitaceae plants are familiar and numerous, there are over 100 genera and over 850 species with garden favorites like cucumbers, squashes (including pumpkins), luffas, melons and watermelons. Male and female parts are born on separate funnel shaped flowers. Wild cucumbers,Marah, unlike their domesticated cousins are extremely bitter and contain toxic alkaloids. Elpel, Thomas J.