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Taxon: Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

 
Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12590
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 2:98[folio]; 2:123[quarto]. 1817
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 46 (43 active, 31 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder
  • Fuels:
  • Human food: potential as starch
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska (s.), Oklahoma]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arkansas]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California (s.), Utah (s.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco (n.), México, Querétaro]


References:

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  2. Bailey, L. H. 1943. Species of Cucurbita. Gentes Herbarum 6:313.
  3. Bemis et al. 1978. The buffalo gourd: a new potential horticultural crop. HortScience 13:235-240.
  4. Bemis, W. P. 1963. Interspecific hybridization in Cucurbita: II C. moschata Poir. × xerophytic species of Cucurbita. J. Heredity 54:285-289.
  5. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  7. 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+foetidissima&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Fursa, T. B. & A. I. Filov. 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Citrullus, Cucurbita). Kul't. Flora SSSR 21:205.
  9. Gathman, A. C. & W. P. Bemis. 1990. Domestication of buffalo gourd, Cucurbita foetidissima. Biology and utilization of the Cucurbitaceae 335-348.
  10. Goffman, F. D. & N. V. Gomez. 1996. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Jojoba and its uses and of the Third International Conference on New Industrial Crops and Products. 225-228.
  11. Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
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  15. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
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  19. Munz, P. A. 1974. A flora of southern California.
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  23. Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991-. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. Note: both as a wild and adventive
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  29. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=12590. Accessed 19 September 2019.