Taxon: Cucurbita moschata Duchesne

 
Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12601
Place of publication: Essai sur l'Histoire Naturelle des Courges 7. 1786 (J. L. M. Poiret in F. Cuvier, Dict. sci. nat. 11:234. 1819)
Comment: for author see Taxon 49:303-317. 2000
Name Verified on: 29-Jun-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Nov-2004
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1285 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fruits used like a vegetable fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Human food: seeds (fide Prog Cucurb Genet Br 111. 2004)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for melon (for hybrids with Cucurbita maxima fide Scient Hort 127:108. 2008)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for watermelon (for hybrids with Cucurbita maxima fide Scient Hort 127:108. 2008)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Hamdard 38:96. 1995)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . probable origin n. Colombia

    Cultivated:

    . only cult.

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