Gourd family (Cucurbitaceae)
The gourd family -cucurbitaceae- comprises about 700 species spread mainly in warm countries. They are annual climbing plants. They are very valuable because of their huge eatable fruits (melon, pumpkin, cucumber, etc.)
It comprises about 90 genera. The most important ones are the following:
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