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Taxon: Cucurbita pepo L.

 
Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12606
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1010. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1552 (1016 active, 680 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Missouri (s.), Oklahoma (n.e.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arkansas, Louisiana (n.e.), Mississippi]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nuevo León, Tamaulipas]


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (s.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Kentucky]


References:

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  4. Decker-Walters, D. S. et al. 2002. Diversity in free-living populations of Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae) as assessed by random amplified polymorphic DNA. Syst. Bot. 27:19-28. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
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  8. 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+pepo&quantity=1 target='_blank'
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  29. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Cucurbita pepo L. :

  • 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:
  • 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=12606. Accessed 23 August 2019.