Watermelon


Watermelon

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai

Arabic name(s)

Bittiekh

English name(s)

Watermelon

Order

Cucurbitales

Family

Cucurbitaceae

Genus

Citrullus Schrad. ex Eckl. & Zeyh.

Species

Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsum. & Nakai

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Watermelon is an annual trailing, vine-like flowering plant.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Watermelon is originally from southern Africa, but now it is grown in different geographical areas in the world.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) used to eat melon with fresh dates, and he used to say: The heat of the one is broken by the coolness of the other, and the coolness of the one by the heat of the other. Sunan Abu-Dawud, book of Foods .

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Foods

Products

Fruits

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References