Taxon: Cucurbita maxima Duchesne

 
Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12597
Place of publication: Essai sur l'Histoire Naturelle des Courges 7. 1786 Aug-Sep? (J. B. A. P. M. de Lamarck, Encycl. 2:151. 1786 Oct)
Comment: for author see Taxon 49:303-317. 2000
Name Verified on: 29-Jun-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jun-2000
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 1160 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide CultTropS)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for melon (for hybrids with Cucurbita moschata fide Scient Hort 127:108. 2008)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for watermelon (for hybrids with Cucurbita moschata fide Scient Hort 127:108. 2008)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; Hamdard 38:97. 1995)
  • Social: religious/secular (for Halloween fide Mabberleys Pl Book)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

References:

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  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
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  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
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  • Paris, H. S. 2000. First two publications by Duchesne of Cucurbita moschata (Cucurbitaceae) (Taxon) 49:303-317.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
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  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Cucurbita maxima Duchesne :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.