Taxon: Cucurbita pepo L.

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12606
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1010. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Feb-2005
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1016 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals ()

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Missouri, Oklahoma
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi

  • Naturalized

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Kentucky

  • Cultivated


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