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Taxon: Cucurbita pepo L. subsp. ovifera (L.) D. S. Decker var. ozarkana D. S. Decker

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 409861
Place of publication: J. Ethnobiol. 13:69. 1993
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Feb-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 50 (43 active, 39 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (s.), Missouri (s.), Oklahoma (e.)]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arkansas, Louisiana (e.), Mississippi]


  1. Decker, D. S. 1998. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  2. Decker-Walters, D. S. et al. 1993. Isozymic characterization of wild populations of Cucurbita pepo. J. Ethnobiol. 13:55-72.
  3. 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.
  4. Khoury, C. K. et al. 2019. Distributions, conservation status, and abiotic stress tolerance potential of wild cucurbits (Cucurbita L.). Plants, People, Planet Pages 1-15. DOI: DOI: 10.1002/ppp3.10085
  5. Nesom, G. L. 2011. Toward consistency of taxonomic rank in wild/domesticated Cucurbitaceae. Phytoneuron 2011-13:1-33. Note: proposed the recognition of Cucurbita melopepo subsp. texana var. ozarkana
  6. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  7. 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.
  8. 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. ozarkana D. S. Decker :

  • 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=409861. Accessed 12 July 2020.