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

Cucurbita martinezii 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]


  1. ^ a b "Cucurbita martinezii". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 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. JSTOR 4255271. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  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" (PDF). United States Fish and Wildlife Service. September 2009. Retrieved September 9, 2013. 

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