Taxon: Cucurbita cordata S. Watson

 
Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 447839
Place of publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 24:50. 1889
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Jun-2008
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of cushaw (based on failed crosses with Cucurbita argyrosperma fide Evolution 18:555. 1964)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of fig-leaf gourd (xerophytic species as Cucurbita cordata failed in tests for crossability with a few cultivated Cucurbita fide Evolution 18:555. 1995)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of maxima pumpkin/squash (xerophytic species as Cucurbita cordata have not produce hybrids with cultivated Cucurbita fide Evolution 18:555. 1964)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of moschata pumpkin/squash (based on sterile hybrids in crosses with Cucurbita moschata fide Syst Ecogeogr Stud 9:27. 1995)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of pepo pumpkin/squash (based on failed crosses with Cucurbita pepo fide Evolution 18:555. 1964)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte, - Baja Sur

References:

  • Baldwin, B. G. et al., eds. The Jepson manual: vascular plants of California (on-line resource). (F CalifJep ed2)
  • Dimmitt, M. A. et al. 2005. Extreme succulent plant diversity on Cerro Colorado near San Ignacio, Baja California Sur (Biodiv Ecosyt NMex) 11:246-262.
  • Groff, D. & W. P. Bemis 1967. Bivalent frequencies in interspecific hybrids fropm three xerophytic species of Cucurbita SouthW. Naturalist 12:365-368.
  • Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:87-88.
  • Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:87-88.
  • Whitaker, T. W. & W. P. Bemis 1964. Evolution in the genus Cucurbita (Evolution) 18:553-559.
  • Whitaker, T. W. & W. P. Bemis 1964. Evolution in the genus Cucurbita (Evolution) 18:553-559.
  • Wiggins, I. L. Flora of Baja California. 1980 (F Baja)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Cucurbita cordata S. Watson :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.