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
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 116 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide Biol Cucurb 114-115. 1990)
  • Human food: seeds (fide Biol Cucurb 114-115. 1990)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Biol Cucurb 114-115. 1990)
  • Animal food: forage (fide Biol Cucurb 115. 1990)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for cucumber (for greenhouse production fide Biol Cucurb 115. 1990)
  • Gene sources: potential for disease resistance in cucurbits (fide Biol Cucurb 115. 1990)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . probable origin South America

    Cultivated:

    . only cult.

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • Andres, T. C. 1990. Biosystematics, theories on the origin and breeding potential of Cucurbita ficifolia (Biol Cucurb) 102-119.
  • Andres, T. C. 1990. Biosystematics, theories on the origin and breeding potential of Cucurbita ficifolia (Biol Cucurb) 102-119.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Fursa, T. B. & A. I. Filov 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Citrullus, Cucurbita) Kul't. Flora SSSR 21:204.
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
  • Lira Saade, R. & S. Montes Hernández 1994. Cucurbits (Cucurbita spp.) (Neglected Crops) 63-77.
  • 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.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae) Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58, 63.
  • Nuez, F. et al. 1993. Recolección de especies hortícolas en Ecuador Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 96:29-33.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:165.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)

Synonyms:

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.