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Taxon: Cucurbita ficifolia Bouché

 
Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12589
Place of publication: Verh. Vereins Beförd. Gartenbaues Königl. Preuss. Staaten 12:205. 1837
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 116 (93 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: forage
  • Human food: seeds; vegetable
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)

    Other (probable origin South America)

References:

  1. Andres, T. C. 1990. Biosystematics, theories on the origin and breeding potential of Cucurbita ficifolia. Biology and utilization of the Cucurbitaceae 102-119.
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Cucurbita+ficifolia&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  3. Fursa, T. B. & A. I. Filov. 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Citrullus, Cucurbita). Kul't. Flora SSSR 21:204.
  4. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978-. Flora de Veracruz.
  5. Kates, H. R. et al. 2017. Evolutionary and domestication history of Cucurbita (pumpkin and squash) species inferred from 44 nuclear loci. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 111:98-109.
  6. Leiva González, S. et al. 2015. Cucurbitáceas utilizadas como alimentos en el Perú prehispánico. Arnaldoa 22:439-478.
  7. Lira Saade, R. & S. Montes Hernández. 1994. Cucurbits (Cucurbita spp.). Neglected crops : 1492 from a different perspective. Plant Production and Protection Series No. 26. 63-77. Note: FAO, Rome, Italy.
  8. Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:7-8, 67-68. Note: International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)
  9. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  10. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  11. Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58, 63. Note: mentions
  12. Nuez, F. et al. 1993. Recolección de especies hortícolas en Ecuador. Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 96:29-33.
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  14. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  15. Sanjur, O. I. et al. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships among domesticated and wild species of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae) inferred from a mitochondrial gene: Implications for crop plant evolution and areas of origin. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99:535-540.
  16. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 8:165.
  17. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  18. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  19. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Cucurbita ficifolia Bouché :

  • 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?id=12589. Accessed 19 September 2019.