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Taxon: Cucurbita fraterna L. H. Bailey

Synonym of Cucurbita pepo L. subsp. fraterna (L. H. Bailey) Lira et al.

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Nomen number: 312887
Place of publication: Gentes Herbarum 6:288. 1943
Comment: a probable wild progenitor to Cucurbita pepo L.
Name verified on: 29-Jun-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Jul-2014
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME. (previously associated with 4 accessions)


  • Andres, T. C. 1987. Cucurbita fraterna, the closest wild relative and progenitor of C. pepo. Cucurbit Genet. Coop. Rep. 10:69–71. [= C. pepo subsp. fraterna ined.].
  • Decker, D. S. 1988. Origin(s), evolution, and systematics of Cucurbita pepo (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 42:11. [may be var. of C. pepo subsp. pepo].
  • Decker-Walters, D. S. et al. 1990. Genealogy and gene flow among annual domesticated species of Cucurbita. Canad. J. Bot. 68:783. [lists as C. pepo subsp. pepo var. fraterna (L. H. Bailey) Decker].
  • Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:1–281.
  • Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58–59. [accepts].

Check other web resources for Cucurbita fraterna 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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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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