Cucurbita martinezii

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Cucurbita martinezii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucurbita
Species: C. martinezii
Binomial name
Cucurbita martinezii
L.H.Bailey
Synonyms[1]

Cucurbita scabridifolia is a plant species of the genus Cucurbita[1][2][3]native to Veracruz, Mexico. Locals use halved fruit shells as shot glasses for alcoholic drinks. It has not been domesticated. It is generally found in areas with rivers and forests.[3][4]

Some authorities consider it a subspecies of Cucurbita okeechobeensis.[5][6]

When the species was formally described by Liberty Hyde Bailey in 1943, in Gentes Herbarum, Bailey only had one specimen without flowers or roots to work with.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b GRIN (May 22, 1997). "Cucurbita martinezii L. H. Bailey". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Bailey, Liberty Hyde (1943). "Species of Cucurbita". Gentes Herbarum (Ithaca, NY) 6: 267–322. 
  3. ^ a b Nee, Michael (1990). "The Domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae)". Economic Botany (New York: New York Botanical Gardens Press) 44 (3, Supplement: New Perspectives on the Origin and Evolution of New World Domesticated Plants): 56–68. doi:10.2307/4255271. JSTOR 4255271.  edit
  4. ^ Traynor, Patricia L.; Westwood, James H. (February 1999). "Ecological Effects of Pest Resistant Genes in Managed Ecosystems". Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic and State University. p. 81. 
  5. ^ Andres, Thomas C.; Nabhan, Gary P. (1988). "Taxonomic Rank and Rarity of Cucurbita okeechobeensis". Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University) 11: 83–85. 
  6. ^ "C. okeechobeensis ssp. okeechobeensis Five-year Review". United States Fish and Wildlife Service. September 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

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