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Taxon: Cucurbita pepo L. subsp. ovifera (L.) D. S. Decker var. texana (Scheele) Filov

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 316098
Place of publication: T. B. Fursa & A. I. Filov, Flora of cultivated plants 21:187. 1982 (D. S. Decker, Econ. Bot. 42:12. 1988)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 21-Jun-1991 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 14 (14 active, 13 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • Texas gourd  (Source: F Tex) - English
  • wild marrow  (Source: AH 505) - English

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]


  1. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  2. Decker, D. S. 1988. Origin(s), evolution, and systematics of Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 42:12. Note: lists as C. pepo var. texana (Scheele) Decker
  3. Gong, L. et al. 2012. Genetic relationships and evolution in Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin, squash, gourd) as revealed by simple sequence repeat polymorphisms. Theor. Appl. Genet. 124:875-891.
  4. 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.
  5. Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:78. Note: lists as Cucurbita pepo var. texana (Scheele) Decker; = C. pepo subsp. texana (A. Gray) Filov
  6. Nelson Brown, R. & J. R. Myers. 2002. A genetic map of squash (Cucurbita sp.) with Randomly Amplified Polymorphic DNA markers and morphological markers. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 127:568-575. Note: lists Cucurbita pepo "yellow straightneck"
  7. Nesom, G. L. 2011. Toward consistency of taxonomic rank in wild/domesticated Cucurbitaceae. Phytoneuron 2011-13:1-33. Note: = Cucurbita melopepo subsp. texana var. texana
  8. Paris, H. S. 2008. Summer squash. Handbook of Plant Breeding. Vegetables I 1:351-379.
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  10. Quesada, M. et al. 1996. Effects of pollen selection on progeny vigor in a Cucurbita pepo × C. texana hybrid. Theor. Appl. Genet. 92:885-890. Note: as Cucurbita texana
  11. Sanjur, O. I. et al. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships among domesticated and wild species of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae) inferred from a mitochondrial gene: Implications for crop plant evolution and areas of origin. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99:535-540.
  12. Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agricultural Handbook no. 505
  13. Whitaker, T. W. & W. P. Bemis. 1964. Evolution in the genus Cucurbita. Evolution 18:553-559.
  14. Wilson, H. D. 1999. Free-living Cucurbita pepo in the United States: Viral Resistance, Gene Flow, and Risk Assessment. Web Report for USDA-APHIS

Check other web resources for Cucurbita pepo L. subsp. ovifera (L.) D. S. Decker var. texana (Scheele) Filov :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=316098. Accessed 3 June 2020.