Taxon: Cucurbita pepo L.

 
Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12606
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1010. 1753
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: 1556 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Hamdard 38:96. 1995)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kellerman et al.)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • 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:

    . widely cult.

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