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Taxon: Cucurbita okeechobeensis (Small) L. H. Bailey

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 12604
Place of publication: Gentes Herbarum 2:179. 1930
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).



Species on the following lists:

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • Indian pumpkin   (Source: F CFla ) – English   [Cucurbita okeechobeensis subsp. okeechobeensis]
  • marten gourd   (Source: Syst Bot 18:186.) – English   [Cucurbita okeechobeensis subsp. martinezii]
  • Okeechobee gourd   (Source: Syst Bot 18:185.) – English   [Cucurbita okeechobeensis subsp. okeechobeensis]
  • calabacilla   (Source: F Veracruz ) – Spanish   [Cucurbita okeechobeensis subsp. martinezii]
  • morchete   (Source: F Veracruz ) – Spanish   [Cucurbita okeechobeensis subsp. martinezii]
  • morchi   (Source: F Veracruz ) – Spanish   [Cucurbita okeechobeensis subsp. martinezii]

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: disease resistance for pepo pumpkin/squash   (fide Handb Pl Breed Veg 1:368. 2008)

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Andres, T. & G. P. Nabhan. 1988. Taxonomic rank and rarity of Cucurbita okeechobeensis. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 11:83–85.
  • Center for Plant Conservation. Center for Plant Conservation National Collection of Endangered Plants (on-line resource).
  • Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58,66.
  • Paris, H. S. & R. Cohen. 2002. Powdery mildew-resistant summer squash hybrids having higher yields than their susceptible, commercial counterparts. Euphytica 124:121–128.
  • Paris, H. S. 2008. Summer squash. In: Prohens, J. & F. Nuez, eds., Handbook of Plant Breeding. Vegetables I 1:351–379.
  • Walters, T. & D. S. Decker-Walters. 1993. Systematics of the endangered Okeechobee gourd (Cucurbita okeechobeensis: Cucurbitaceae). Syst. Bot. 18:175–187.
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1982. Guide to the vascular plants of central Florida.


Check other web resources for Cucurbita okeechobeensis (Small) L. H. Bailey:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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