Cucurbita galeottii

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Cucurbita galeottii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucurbita
Species: C. galeottii
Binomial name
Cucurbita galeottii

Cucurbita galeottii is a plant species of the genus Cucurbita.[1][2][3] It is native to Oaxaca, Mexico.[4] It has not been domesticated.[5][6] There is very little known about this species.[7] Nee reports that the species is a xerophyte and that Bailey only saw the species in photographs. It is only known from specimens that "lack roots, female flowers, fruits and seeds".[2]

The species was formally described by Alfred Cogniaux in 1881, in the third volume of Alphonse and Casimir de Candolle's Monographiæ Phanerogamarum.[3]


  1. ^ Bailey, Liberty Hyde (1943). "Species of Cucurbita". Gentes Herbarum. Ithaca, NY. 6: 267–322. 
  2. ^ 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. JSTOR 4255271. 
  3. ^ a b "Cucurbita galeottii". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved September 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ Dhillon, B. S.; Tyagi, R. K. (2005). Plant Genetic Resources: Horticultural Crops. New Delhi: Narosa Publishing House. p. 39. ISBN 81-7319-581-1. 
  5. ^ Smith, Bruce D. (1992). Rivers of Change: Essays on Early Agriculture in Eastern North America. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Press. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-8173-5425-1. 
  6. ^ Traynor, Patricia L.; Westwood, James H. (February 1999). "Ecological Effects of Pest Resistant Genes in Managed Ecosystems" (PDF). Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic and State University. p. 81. 
  7. ^ Saade, Rafael Lira (1991). "Mexico and IBPGR Launch Ecogeographic Study of Latin American Cucurbitaceae" (PDF). Diversity. Washington, DC: Genetic Resources Communications Systems. 7 (1 & 2): 54. 

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