Paddy melon

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For the small marsupials of the genus Thylogale, see Pademelon.

Paddy melon is a common name for two species of plants in the melon family which are invasive in Australia:

  • Citrullus lanatus, a sprawling plant with fruits much larger than a golf ball, a weedy form of the cultivated watermelon
  • Cucumis myriocarpus, a sprawling plant with fruits smaller than a golf ball