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Taxon: Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae tribe: Cucurbiteae.
Nomen number: 12590
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 2:98[folio]; 2:123[quarto]. 1817
Name verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Feb-2010
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 35 in National Plant Germplasm System.
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  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


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Economic importance:

  • Human food: potential as oil/fat   (fide Biol Cucurb 335-348. 1990)
  • Human food: potential as starch   (fide Biol Cucurb 335-348. 1990)
  • Animal food: fodder   (fide Food Feed Crops US)
  • Fuels: potential as petroleum substitute/alcohol   (fide Goffman & Gomez 1996)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of maxima pumpkin/squash   (based on crossability barriers with cultivated Cucurbita fide Syst Ecogeogr Stud 9:91. 1995)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of moschata pumpkin/squash   (based on sterile hybrids with Cucurbita moschata fide J Heredity 54:286. 1963)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of pepo pumpkin/squash   (based on unsuccessful hybridization with Cucurbita pepo fide Syst Ecogeogr Stud 9:28. 1995)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of cushaw   (based on mostly sterile hybrids derived from crosses with Cucurbita argyrosperma fide Syst Ecogeogr Stud 1:23. 1995)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of fig-leaf gourd   (it can produce sterile hybrids with Cucurbita ficifolia fide Syst Ecogeogr Stud 9:26. 1995)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska [s.], Oklahoma
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Arkansas
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California [s.], Utah [s.]
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco [n.], Mexico, Queretaro

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Bailey, L. H. 1943. Species of Cucurbita. Gentes Herbarum 6:313.
  • Bemis et al. 1978. The buffalo gourd: a new potential horticultural crop. HortScience 13:235–240.
  • Bemis, W. P. 1963. Interspecific hybridization in Cucurbita: II C. moschata Poir. × xerophytic species of Cucurbita. J. Heredity 54:285–289.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Fursa, T. B. & A. I. Filov. 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Citrullus, Cucurbita). Kul't. Flora SSSR 21:205.
  • Gathman, A. C. & W. P. Bemis. 1990. Domestication of buffalo gourd, Cucurbita foetidissima. 335–348 In: Bates, D. M. et al., Biology and utilization of the Cucurbitaceae. 335–348.
  • Goffman, F. D. & N. V. Gomez. 1996. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Jojoba and its uses and of the Third International Conference on New Industrial Crops and Products. 225–228.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  • Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:1–116.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins. 1980. A flora of New Mexico.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Mohlenbrock, R. H. 1975. Guide to the vascular flora of Illinois.
  • Munz, P. A. 1974. A flora of southern California.
  • Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58. [mentions].
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991–. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. [both as a wild and adventive].
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  • Smith, E. B. 1978. An atlas and annotated list of the vascular plants of Arkansas.
  • Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  • Whitaker, T. W. & W. P. Bemis. 1964. Evolution in the genus Cucurbita. Evolution 18:553–559.
  • Wiggins, I. L. 1980. Flora of Baja California.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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