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The watermelon, commonly also called watermelon, or water melon, or mellone, is the fruit of an annual herbaceous plant, native to central Africa, widespread in cultivation throughout the globe; the botanical name is citrullus lanatus, and develops as a climbing plant, or prostrate, which produces large palmate leaves of light green color, and twining stems, which can cling to supports by means of tendrils. The plant is very similar to that of the cucumber, although the dimensions are decidedly greater, and a single watermelon plant can spread over several square meters of land. In late spring, or in summer, the flowering begins, with the production of wide yellow flowers, typical of cucurbits; the flowers are followed by a very large fruit, which can reach 20 kg in weight, with a rounded, oval or elongated shape. The watermelon, or watermelon, is technically a pepo, or a very large and heavy fruit, rich in water, which reveals a light, striped, quite thick skin on the outside; inside the flesh is juicy and crunchy, and contains many seeds. Watermelon is commonly cultivated in varieties that produce fruits with red flesh, but there are species and varieties with greenish, yellow or orange flesh; similarly, the seeds can be black, yellow or white; but in general the fruits spread in cultivation have typical black seeds.