Common names: Watermelon, Wild Watermelon, Sweet Melon
Thai names: แตงจีน taeng chin (Peninsular), แตงโม taeng mo (Central), แต่เต้าส่า tae-tao-sa (Mae Hong Son), มะเต้า ma tao (Northern), อุลัก u-lak (Khmer-Buri Ram)
Chinese names: 西瓜 xi gua
Distribution: Widely cultivated in the warmer areas of the world.
Image locations: Chaiyaphum, Chonburi
Map info: Provinces are highlighted according to phytogeographical areas as used in the Flora of Thailand project.
Additional notes: The origin of C. lanatus is unclear, possibly Southern Africa, Northeastern Africa or North Africa and parts of Asia. A common weed of waste ground, sometimes covering several meters. As you can see here there are probably two, even three different sub-species the leaves and fruit are not the same. (L.Worthington)