, 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. [2 ] Once abundant, [3 ] it has state and federal listing as an [2 ] endangered species. [4 ]
Taxonomy [ edit ]
taxonomy of the species and subspecies is uncertain. It was formerly classified as Pepo okeechobeensis. [5 ]
Some authorities divide it into two subspecies:
[6 ] [7 ]
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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