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Taxon: Cucurbita lundelliana L. H. Bailey

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12595
Place of publication: Gentes Herbarum 6:297. 1943
Name verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Jul-2014
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 21 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • bitter pumpkin   (Source: F Guat ) – English
  • wild pumpkin   (Source: F Guat ) – English
  • ayote de caballo   (Source: F Guat ) – Spanish (Guatemala)

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: disease resistance for pepo pumpkin/squash   (fide Handb Pl Breed Veg 1:368. 2008)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of maxima pumpkin/squash   (fide Evolution 18:555. 1964)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of moschata pumpkin/squash   (fide Evolution 18:555. 1964)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of pepo pumpkin/squash   (hybrids produce seeds with small embryos fide Evolution 18:558. 1964)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of fig-leaf gourd   (fide Evolution 18:555. 1964)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of cushaw   (sterile hybrids with Cucurbita argyrosperma fide Syst Ecogeogr Stud 1:25. 1995)

Distributional range:

    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Yucatan
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Guatemala - Escuintla, Peten, Retalhuleu


  • Ferriol, M. & B. Picó. 2008. Pumpkin and winter squash. In: Prohens, J. & F. Nuez, eds., Handbook of Plant Breeding. Vegetables I 1:317–349.
  • Fursa, T. B. & A. I. Filov. 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Citrullus, Cucurbita). Kul't. Flora SSSR 21:203.
  • Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:81.
  • Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58,67.
  • Paris, H. S. 2008. Summer squash. In: Prohens, J. & F. Nuez, eds., Handbook of Plant Breeding. Vegetables I 1:351–379.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Whitaker, T. W. & W. P. Bemis. 1964. Evolution in the genus Cucurbita. Evolution 18:553–559.

Check other web resources for Cucurbita lundelliana L. H. Bailey:

  • 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.


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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