Taxon: Cucurbita maxima Duchesne

 
Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12597
Place of publication: Essai sur l'Histoire Naturelle des Courges 7. 1786 Aug-Sep? (J. B. A. P. M. de Lamarck, Encycl. 2:151. 1786 Oct)
Link to protologue:
Comment: for author see Taxon 49:303-317. 2000
Typification:
Name Verified on: 29-Jun-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Jun-2000
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 830 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit ()
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for melon (for hybrids with Cucurbita moschata fide Scient Hort 127:108. 2008)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for watermelon (for hybrids with Cucurbita moschata fide Scient Hort 127:108. 2008)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; Hamdard 38:97. 1995)
  • Social: religious/secular (for Halloween fide Mabberleys Pl Book)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina (c. & n.), Uruguay


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource). (AgroAtlas)
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
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  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Fursa, T. B. & A. I. Filov 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Citrullus, Cucurbita) Kul't. Flora SSSR 21:163.
  8. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. (F Veracruz)
  9. Hamid, S. et al. 1995. Medicinal plants of family Cucurbitaceae of Pakistan (part II) (Hamdard) 38:97.
  10. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  11. International Seed Testing Association A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2. (Mult Glossary Crops)
  12. 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.
  13. King, S. R. et al. 2010. Genetics, breeding and selection of rootstocks for Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae Sci. Hort. 127:106-111.
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  17. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  18. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants (Kulturpflanze) 34:94.
  19. Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae) Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):59.
  20. Paris, H. S. 2000. First two publications by Duchesne of Cucurbita moschata (Cucurbitaceae) (Taxon) 49:303-317.
  21. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  22. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
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  24. 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.
  25. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Cucurbita maxima Duchesne :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=12597. Accessed 19 April 2018.