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Taxon: Cucurbita okeechobeensis (Small) L. H. Bailey

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12604
Place of publication: Gentes Herbarum 2:179. 1930
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Sep-2018
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Center for Plant Conservation listed:

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida (Palm Beach Co.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [San Luis Potosi (e.)]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas (n.), Oaxaca (n.), Puebla (e.), Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]


  1. Andres, T. & G. P. Nabhan 1988. Taxonomic rank and rarity of Cucurbita okeechobeensis Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 11:83-85.
  2. Center for Plant Conservation Center for Plant Conservation National Collection of Endangered Plants (on-line resource). (CPC Nat Coll)
  3. 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.
  4. Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae) Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58,66.
  5. Paris, H. S. 2016. Genetic resources of pumpkins and squash, Cucurbita spp. Plant Genetics Genomes 3:111-154.
  6. Paris, H. S. & R. Cohen 2002. Powdery mildew-resistant summer squash hybrids having higher yields than their susceptible, commercial counterparts (Euphytica) 124:121-128.
  7. Walters, T. & D. S. Decker-Walters 1993. Systematics of the endangered Okeechobee gourd (Cucurbita okeechobeensis: Cucurbitaceae) Syst. Bot. 18:175-187.
  8. Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida. 1982 (F CFla)

Check other web resources for Cucurbita okeechobeensis (Small) L. H. Bailey :

  • 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
  • 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=12604. Accessed 19 March 2019.