Taxon: Cucurbita okeechobeensis (Small) L. H. Bailey

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12604
Place of publication: Gentes Herbarum 2:179. 1930
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jul-2014
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Center for Plant Conservation listed: ()
  • Gene sources: disease resistance for pepo pumpkin/squash (fide Handb Pl Breed Veg 1:368. 2008)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - San Luis Potosi
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Veracruz


  • Andres, T. & G. P. Nabhan 1988. Taxonomic rank and rarity of Cucurbita okeechobeensis Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 11:83-85.
  • Center for Plant Conservation Center for Plant Conservation National Collection of Endangered Plants (on-line resource). (CPC Nat Coll)
  • Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae) Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58,66.
  • Paris, H. S. 2008. Summer squash (Handb Pl Breed Veg) 1:351-379.
  • Paris, H. S. & R. Cohen 2002. Powdery mildew-resistant summer squash hybrids having higher yields than their susceptible, commercial counterparts (Euphytica) 124:121-128.
  • Walters, T. & D. S. Decker-Walters 1993. Systematics of the endangered Okeechobee gourd (Cucurbita okeechobeensis: Cucurbitaceae) Syst. Bot. 18:175-187.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida. 1982 (F CFla)

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