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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
Name Verified on: 29-Jun-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1160 (828 active, 525 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit
  • Medicines:
  • Social: religious/secular (for Halloween)

Distributional Range:

    Native

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


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

References:

  1. 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). URL: http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/content/cultural/Cucurbita_maxima_K/ target='_blank'
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Chakravarty, H. L. 1990. Cucurbits of India and their role in the development of vegetable crops. Biology and utilization of the Cucurbitaceae 332.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. 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+maxima&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Fursa, T. B. & A. I. Filov. 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Citrullus, Cucurbita). Kul't. Flora SSSR 21:163.
  7. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978-. Flora de Veracruz.
  8. Hamid, S. et al. 1995. Medicinal plants of family Cucurbitaceae of Pakistan (part II). Hamdard 38:97.
  9. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. Note: introduced
  10. International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  11. 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.
  12. King, S. R. et al. 2010. Genetics, breeding and selection of rootstocks for Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae. Sci. Hort. 127:106-111.
  13. Leiva González, S. et al. 2015. Cucurbitáceas utilizadas como alimentos en el Perú prehispánico. Arnaldoa 22:439-478.
  14. Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:9-10, 69-72. Note: International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)
  15. Mabberley, D. J. 2008. Mabberley's plant-book: a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses, ed. 3 236. Note: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  17. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  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. Note: regarding authorship
  21. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  22. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  23. Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics
  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. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  26. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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.
  • 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=12597. Accessed 16 October 2019.