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Taxon: Cucurbita palmata S. Watson

Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae tribe: Cucurbiteae.
Nomen number: 405507
Place of publication: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 11:137. 1876
Name verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 17-Jun-2008
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
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Common names:

  • coyote-melon   (Source: F CalifJep ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of maxima pumpkin/squash   (xerophytic species as Cucurbita palmata failed in tests for crossability with cultivated Cucurbita fide Evolution 18:555. 1995)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of moschata pumpkin/squash   (based on successful hybridization 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   (xerophytic species as Cucurbita palmata failed in tests for crossability with cultivated Cucurbita fide Evolution 18:555. 1995)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of fig-leaf gourd   (xerophytic species as Cucurbita palmata failed in tests for crossability with cultivated Cucurbita fide Evolution 18:555. 1995)
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Distributional range:

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

References:

  • Baldwin, B. G. et al., eds. The Jepson manual: vascular plants of California (on-line resource).
  • Bemis, W. P. & T. W. Whitaker. 1965. Natural hybridization between Cucurbita digitata and C. palmata. Madroño 18:39–47.
  • Bemis, W. P. 1963. Interspecific hybridization in Cucurbita: II C. moschata Poir. × xerophytic species of Cucurbita. J. Heredity 54:285–289.
  • Groff, D. & W. P. Bemis. 1967. Bivalent frequencies in interspecific hybrids fropm three xerophytic species of Cucurbita. SouthW. Naturalist 12:365–368.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • 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 9:28, 88.
  • Nee, M. 1990. The domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 44(3 suppl.):58.
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.
  • Whitaker, T. W. & W. P. Bemis. 1964. Evolution in the genus Cucurbita. Evolution 18:553–559.
  • Wiggins, I. L. 1980. Flora of Baja California.
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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?405507 (21 August 2014)

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