Cucurbitaceae

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Cucurbitaceae
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Hodgsonia male plant
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Cucurbitaceae

Cucurbitaceae is the plant family with melons, gourds or cucurbits. It includes crops such as cucumbers, squashes (including pumpkins), luffas, melons and watermelons.

The family lives mostly in the tropics. Its edible fruits were amongst the earliest cultivated plants.