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Taxon: Cucurbita argyrosperma C. Huber subsp. argyrosperma var. stenosperma (Pangalo) L. Merrick & D. M. Bates

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 316090
Place of publication: Baileya 23:96. 1989
Link to protologue:
  • • [or C. argyrosperma Stenosperma Group]
  • • see Shenzhen ICN Art. 26.3, Ex. 6 regarding the application of this name, which apparently requires the new combination C. argyrosperma var. mixta
Name Verified on: 27-May-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 31-Jul-2018
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 9 (9 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)


Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: seeds; seeds; seeds

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • Mexico (s.)


  1. Greuter, W. et al., eds. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code) (ICBN St Louis) Art. 26.3, Ex. 7.
  2. Merrick, L. C. 1990. Systematics and evolution of a domesticated squash, Cucurbita argyrosperma, and its wild and weedy relatives (Biol Cucurb) 77-95.
  3. Merrick, L. C. & D. M. Bates 1989. Classification and nomenclature of Cucurbita argyrosperma (Baileya) 23:97.
  4. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  5. 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.
  6. Sánchez-H., M. A. et al. 2000. Variación genética y respuesta de la selección combinada en una variedad criolla de calabaza pipiana (Cucurbita argyrosperma Huber var. stenosperma) Revista Chapingo 6:221-240.
  7. Sisko, M. et al. 2003. Genome size analysis in the genus Cucurbita and its use for determination of interspecific hybrids obtained using the embryo-rescue technique Pl. Sci. (Elsevier) 165:663-669.

Check other web resources for Cucurbita argyrosperma C. Huber subsp. argyrosperma var. stenosperma (Pangalo) L. Merrick & D. M. Bates :

  • 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?316090. Accessed 18 June 2019.