Cucurbita palmeri

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Cucurbita palmeri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucurbita
C. palmeri
Binomial name
Cucurbita palmeri

Cucurbita palmeri is a plant species of the genus Cucurbita.[2][1] It is native to the Pacific coast of northwestern Mexico to Nicaragua.[2] It is closely related to Cucurbita argyrosperma and Cucurbita sororia.[3]

The species was formally described by Liberty Hyde Bailey in 1943, in Gentes Herbarum.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Cucurbita palmeri". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved September 14, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c 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. ^ Nabhan, Gary P. (1984). "Evidence of Gene Flow Between Cultivated Cucurbita mixta and a Field Edge Population of Wild Cucurbita at Onavas, Sonora". Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. 7: 76–77.