, the Cucurbita okeechobeensis Okeechobee gourd, is a species of gourd in the Cucurbitaceae family, native to Mexico and the United States. There are two subspecies; one is endemic to Florida, primarily in the region around Lake Okeechobee, the other to the State of Veracruz in eastern Mexico.  Once abundant,  it has state and federal listing as an  endangered species. 
Taxonomy [ edit ]
taxonomy of the species and subspecies is uncertain. It was formerly classified as Pepo okeechobeensis. 
Some authorities divide it into two subspecies:
References [ edit ]
^ The Plant List, Cucurbita okeechobeensis (Small) L.H.Bailey
^ a b 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.
^ 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.
^ Florida Plant Atlas . accessed 7.7.2012
^ Pepo okeechobeensis - Small, J. New York Bot. Gard. 31: 12. 1930.
^ GRIN. ". C. okeechobeensis (Small) L. H. Bailey" Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program . Retrieved . September 9, 2013
^ " C. okeechobeensis ssp. okeechobeensis Five-year Review" (PDF). United States Fish and Wildlife Service. September 2009 . Retrieved . September 9, 2013
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