Taxon: Cucurbita argyrosperma C. Huber

 
Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 313747
Place of publication: C. Huber freres & Co., Catalogue de graines pour 1867:8. 1867
Name Verified on: 19-Jun-1991 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Nov-1994
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 155 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of moschata pumpkin/squash (based on hybrids with Cucurbita moschata (as male donor) fide Cucurb Gen Coop 23:62. 2000)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Nayarit, - Veracruz
  • Southern America

    • Central America: El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua

  • Cultivated:

  • Northern America

    • : United States

References:

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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