Taxon: Cucurbita fraterna L. H. Bailey

Synonym of Cucurbita pepo subsp. fraterna

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 312887
Place of publication: Gentes Herbarum 6:288. 1943
Comment: a probable wild progenitor to Cucurbita pepo L.
Name Verified on: 29-Jun-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jul-2014
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Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


  • Andres, T. C. 1987. Cucurbita fraterna, the closest wild relative and progenitor of C. pepo Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 10:69-71.
  • Decker, D. S. 1988. Origin(s), evolution, and systematics of Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae) Econ. Bot. 42:11.
  • Decker-Walters, D. S. et al. 1990. Genealogy and gene flow among annual domesticated species of Cucurbita Canad. J. Bot. 68:783.
  • Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:1-281.
  • Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae) Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58-59.

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