Common name : Honeydew, 蜜瓜, 白兰瓜
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Honeydew is an American name for the French variety White Antibes.
Annual or sometimes perennial (in wild form), trailing, prostrate or rarely climbing herb.
Stem angular and hirsute, sometimes becoming circular and glabrous.
Leaves ± reniform, 5-angled or shallowly 5-lobed, lobes obtuse, both surfaces covered with soft villous hairs; size variable, 5-15 cm long and as much broad, smaller in wild forms.
Male flowers fasciculate; peduncle 5-3 cm long. Calyx tube villous, 5-8 mm long, sepals subulate. Corolla 1-2 cm long.
Fruit round to slightly oval shape, 15 – 22 cm long. 1.8 – 3.6 kg weight.
Seeds white, oblong and emarginate.