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Taxon: Cucurbita radicans Naudin

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae tribe: Cucurbiteae.
Nomen number: 312041
Place of publication: Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 5, 6:8. 1866
Name verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Jun-2009
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 4 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:

  • calabacilla   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish
  • calabaza de coyote   (Source: F NGalicia ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of moschata pumpkin/squash   (hybridizes with Cucurbita moschata fide Evolution 18:555, 558. 1964)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of maxima pumpkin/squash   (based on failed crosses with Cucurbita maxima fide Evolution 18:555. 1964)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of pepo pumpkin/squash   (based on failed hybridization crosses with Cucurbita pepo fide Syst Ecogeogr Stud 9:28. 1995 (although see Evolution 18:555, 558. 1964))

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Federal District, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Nayarit

References:

  • Bailey, L. H. 1943. Species of Cucurbita. Gentes Herb. 6:288.
  • Fursa, T. B. & A. I. Filov. 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Citrullus, Cucurbita). Kul't. Flora SSSR 21:209.
  • Hurd, P. D. et al. 1971. Squash and gourd bees (Peponapis, Xenoglossa) and the origin of the cultivated Cucurbita. Evolution 25:232.
  • Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:28, 93.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58. [mentions].
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991–. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. [both as a wild and adventive species].
  • Whitaker, T. W. & W. P. Bemis. 1964. Evolution in the genus Cucurbita. Evolution 18:553–559.
More:

Check other web resources for Cucurbita radicans Naudin:

  • 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.

Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • 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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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?312041 (21 April 2014)

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