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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)
Link to protologue:
Comment: for author see Taxon 49:303-317. 2000
Name Verified on: 29-Jun-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1286 (875 active, 288 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fruits used like a vegetable) seeds
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)

    Other (probable origin n. Colombia)

References:

  1. Andres, T. C. 2004. Diversity in tropical pumpkin (Cucurbita moschata): a review of infraspecific classifications. Progress in cucurbit genetics and breeding research. Proceedings of Cucurbitaceae 2004, the 8th EUCARPIA Meeting on cucurbit genetics and breeding 107-112.
  2. Bailey, L. H. 1929. The domesticated Cucurbitas; first paper. Gentes Herbarum 2:105.
  3. Bemis, W. P. 1963. Interspecific hybridization in Cucurbita: II C. moschata Poir. × xerophytic species of Cucurbita. J. Heredity 54:285-289.
  4. Bisset, N. G., ed. 1994. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. Note: mentions
  5. Correa, J. E. & H. Y. Bernal. 1991. Especies vegetales promisorias de los paises del Convenio Andres Bello. 6:252-264.
  6. Decker-Walters, D. S. et al. 1990. Genealogy and gene flow among annual domesticated species of Cucurbita. Canad. J. Bot. 68:783.
  7. Demilly, D. et al. 1996. Liste alphabétique des principales espèces de plantes cultivées et de mauvaises herbes. Noms latins et noms français, ed. 6. Note: GEVES-SNES, Beaucouzé, France
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  9. Ferriol, M. & B. Picó. 2008. Pumpkin and winter squash. Handbook of Plant Breeding. Vegetables I 1:317-349.
  10. 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+moschata&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Fursa, T. B. & A. I. Filov. 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Citrullus, Cucurbita). Kul't. Flora SSSR 21:189.
  12. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978-. Flora de Veracruz. Note: cultivated
  13. Hamid, S. et al. 1995. Medicinal plants of family Cucurbitaceae of Pakistan (part II). Hamdard 38:96.
  14. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  15. International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  16. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  17. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  18. 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. Note: Cucurbita moschata was represented by 9 samples from its extended geograhic distribution; this study recover all samples in a well-supported clade but without geographic pattern; C. moschata was resolved with strong support sister to C. argyrosperma
  19. Kawaide, T. 1985. Utilization of rootstocks in Cucurbits production in Japan. Jap. Agric. Res. Quart. 18:285-288.
  20. Leiva González, S. et al. 2015. Cucurbitáceas utilizadas como alimentos en el Perú prehispánico. Arnaldoa 22:439-478.
  21. Lira Saade, R. & S. Montes Hernández. 1994. Cucurbits (Cucurbita spp.). Neglected crops : 1492 from a different perspective. Plant Production and Protection Series No. 26. 63-77. URL: http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/1492/cucurbits.html target='_blank' Note: FAO, Rome, Italy.
  22. Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:10-11, 73-74. Note: International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)
  23. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  24. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  25. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:94-95.
  26. Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58, 63.
  27. Nuez, F. et al. 1993. Recolección de especies hortícolas en Ecuador. Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 96:29-33.
  28. Paris, H. S. 2000. First two publications by Duchesne of Cucurbita moschata (Cucurbitaceae). Taxon 49:303-317. Note: regarding authorship
  29. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  30. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  31. 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.
  32. Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana.
  33. Wessel-Beaver, L. 2000. Cucurbita argyrosperma sets fruit in fields where C. moschata is the only pollen source. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 23:62-63.
  34. Wessel-Beaver, L. 2000. Evidence for the center of diversity of Cucurbita moschata in Colombia. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 23:54-55.
  35. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  36. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  37. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Cucurbita moschata Duchesne :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • 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=12601. Accessed 23 July 2019.