Cucumis is a genus of about 25-35 species, mostly African. They include the fruit we call cucumber (C. sativus). Among other African types worth exploring as fruits are C. metulifer (the horned melon, see Chapter 5), and C. anguria (both cultivars of the West Indian gherkin and wild types).
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