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Taxon: Cucurbita pepo L. subsp. fraterna (L. H. Bailey) Lira et al.

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 448521
Place of publication: Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:77. 1995
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Jun-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 4 (4 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nuevo León, Tamaulipas]


  1. Andres, T. C. 1987. Cucurbita fraterna, the closest wild relative and progenitor of C. pepo. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 10:71. Note: not validly published yet until 1995
  2. Decker-Walters, D. S. et al. 1993. Isozymic characterization of wild populations of Cucurbita peop. J. Ethnobiol. 13:55-72. Note: not validly published yet until 1995
  3. Decker-Walters, D. S. et al. 2002. Diversity in free-living populations of Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae) as assessed by random amplified polymorphic DNA. Syst. Bot. 27:19-28. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Lira, R. et al. 2009. The effects of climate change on the geographical distribution of Mexican wild relatives of domesticated Cucurbitaceae. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 56:691-703. Note: lists as Cucurbita pepo subsp. fraterna Andres
  7. Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:1-281. Note: International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI)
  8. Nesom, G. L. 2011. Toward consistency of taxonomic rank in wild/domesticated Cucurbitaceae. Phytoneuron 2011-13:1-33. Note: = Cucurbita melopepo subsp. texana var. fraterna (L. H. Bailey) G. L. Nesom
  9. Paris, H. S. et al. 2003. Assessment of genetic relationships in Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae) using DNA markers. Theor. Appl. Genet. 106:971-978.
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  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.

Check other web resources for Cucurbita pepo L. subsp. fraterna (L. H. Bailey) Lira et al. :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=448521. Accessed 22 September 2019.