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Taxon: Cucurbita argyrosperma C. Huber subsp. argyrosperma var. argyrosperma

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 316089
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Comment: [or C. argyrosperma Silverseed Group]
Name Verified on: 19-Jun-1991 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-May-2012
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 11 (11 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • silver-seed gourd  (Source: Baileya) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: oil/fat; seeds; seeds; seeds

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Central America


  1. Ferriol, M. & B. Picó 2008. Pumpkin and winter squash (Handb Pl Breed Veg) 1(4):317-349.
  2. Fritz, G. J. 1994. Precolumbian Cucurbita argyrosperma ssp. argyrosperma (Cucurbitaceae) in the eastern woodlands of North America Econ. Bot. 48:280-292.
  3. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. (F Veracruz)
  4. Gong, L. et al. 2013. Genetic relationships and evolution in Cucurbita as viewed with simple sequence repeat polymorphisms: the centrality of C. okeechobeensis Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 60:1531-1546.
  5. Jones, C. S. 1992. Comparative ontogeny of a wild cucurbit and its derived cultivar (Evolution) 46:1827-1847.
  6. Merrick, L. C. 1990. Systematics and evolution of a domesticated squash, Cucurbita argyrosperma, and its wild and weedy relatives (Biol Cucurb) 77-95.
  7. Merrick, L. C. & D. M. Bates 1989. Classification and nomenclature of Cucurbita argyrosperma (Baileya) 23:96.
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  9. Sánchez-de la Vega, G. et al. 2018. Genetic resources in the "Calabaza Pipiana" squash (Cucurbita argyrosperma) in Mexico: Genetic diversity, genetic differentiation and distribution models Front. Plant Sci. 9:400.
  10. Zheng, Y.-H. et al. 2013. Chloroplast phylogeny of Cucurbita: Evolution of the domesticated and wild species J. Syst. Evol. 51:326-334.

Check other web resources for Cucurbita argyrosperma C. Huber subsp. argyrosperma var. argyrosperma :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?316089. Accessed 18 June 2019.