Catalan common name : Sindriera.
Spanish common name : Sandía.
Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.
General distribution : Africa
Flowering time : June. July.
Life-forms : Terophyte.
Habitat : Cultivated specie.
Characteristics : The citron melon is a prostrate growing plant with leaves deeply lobed and these lobsare again lobed, divided as well. The plant is covered with short hairs,above onthe leaf reverse and the stems, forms tendrils at the leaf axils. Flowers are yellow. Occasional apperances on beaches and alongside torrents. Originally from South Africa.
Status : Alien species.