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Taxon: Cucurbita pepo L.

 
Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12606
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1010. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Feb-2005
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1552 (1016 active, 685 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Missouri (s.), Oklahoma (n.e.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arkansas, Louisiana (n.e.), Mississippi]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas]


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (s.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Kentucky]


References:

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  3. Bailey, L. H. 1929. The domesticated Cucurbitas; first paper (Gentes Herbarum) 2:92.
  4. Decker, D. S. 1988. Origin(s), evolution, and systematics of Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae) Econ. Bot. 42:4-15.
  5. Decker-Walters, D. S. et al. 2002. Diversity in free-living populations of Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae) as assessed by random amplified polymorphic DNA Syst. Bot. 27:19-28.
  6. Demilly, D. et al. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 7. 2001 (L Noms French ed7)
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
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  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
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  11. Gong, L. et al. 2012. Genetic relationships and evolution in Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin, squash, gourd) as revealed by simple sequence repeat polymorphisms Theor. Appl. Genet. 124:875-891.
  12. Hamid, S. et al. 1995. Medicinal plants of family Cucurbitaceae of Pakistan (part II) (Hamdard) 38:96.
  13. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS) Australian plant common name database (on-line resource). (Aust Pl Common Names)
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  17. Lira Saade, R. & S. Montes Hernández 1994. Cucurbits (Cucurbita spp.) (Neglected Crops) 63-77.
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  22. Paris, H. S. 1986. A proposed subspecific classification for Cucurbita pepo (Phytologia) 61:133-138.
  23. Paris, H. S. 2008. Summer squash (Handb Pl Breed Veg) 1:351-379.
  24. Paris, H. S. et al. 2003. Assessment of genetic relationships in Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae) using DNA markers Theor. Appl. Genet. 106:971-978.
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Check other web resources for Cucurbita pepo L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?12606. Accessed 15 November 2018.