Cucurbita radicans

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"Calabaza de Coyote" redirects here. For another plant with this common Spanish name, see Cucurbita foetidissima.
Calabacilla,
Calabaza de Coyote
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucurbita
Species: C. radicans
Binomial name
Cucurbita radicans
Naudin [1]
Synonyms[1]

Cucurbita gracilior L.H.Bailey

Cucurbita radicans, commonly known in Mexico as Calabacilla[2] (little pumpkin/gourd) or Calabaza de Coyote[2] (coyote gourd),  is a species of gourd found growing wild, but also cultivated, in southern Mexico (specifically in the Federal Districts of Jalisco, Mexico and Michoacán[2]). The type specimen was collected growing in rocks below a mountain near Guadalupe in the vicinity of Mexico City (the exact location is unclear); other specimens were also ubiquitous in the area; in corn fields and gardens, either being cultivated, or as invaders.[1] It is a close relative of Cucurbita pedatifolia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c  Cucurbita radicans was originally described and published in Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 5, 6: 8–10. 1866. "Name - Cucurbita radicans Naudin". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved June 24, 2011. "Type-Protologue: Locality: Habitat in rupestribus montosis prope Guadalupe necnon circa urbem Mexico passin. Fructum maturem recepimus, cujus semina tardius sata in Horto pariensi plantas permultus genuerunt, hucusque nondum floriferas
    Type Specimens: HT: E. Bourgeau 788; 28 Aug 1865; Mexico: México: sous les rochers d'une montagne près Guadalupe, Valle de Mexico ..."
     
  2. ^ a b c GRIN (June 12, 2009). "Cucurbita radicans information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved June 24, 2011. 
  3. ^ Andres, Thomas C. (1987). "Hybridization of Cucurbita foetidissima with C. pedatifolia C. radicans, and C. ficifolia". Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University) 10: 72–73. 

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