is a species of flowering plant in the Cucurbita californica squash family. [1 ]
The species was first identified by
Sereno Watson in 1876. There is disagreement about whether this is a separate species from [1 ] . Cucurbita palmata [2 ] In 1883 botanist C. C. Parry reported it was distinguishable from [3 ] C. palmata by its smaller fruit and foliage, and fruit that is a dull green with thin ridges. It is similar to [4 ] , Cucurbita cordata , Cucurbita cylindrata , and Cucurbita digitata and all these species hybridize readily. Cucurbita palmata [5 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Nee, Michael (1990). "The Domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae)". (New York: New York Botanical Gardens Press) Economic Botany 44 (3, Supplement: New Perspectives on the Origin and Evolution of New World Domesticated Plants): 56–68. JSTOR 4255271.
^ ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System Cucurbita californica Torr. ex S. Watson" . Retrieved . September 27, 2013
^ "Cucurbitaceae Gourd Family". Jepson Herbarium, University of California-Berkeley . Retrieved . September 27, 2013
^ Parry, C. C. (May 1883). "Cucurbita Californica, Torr.". Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club (Torrey Botanical Society) 10 (15): 50–51. doi: 10.2307/2475497. JSTOR 2475497.
^ Puchalski, J. T.; Robinson, R. W. (1978). "Comparative Electrophoretic Analysis of Isozymes in . Cucurbita Species" Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University) 1: 28.