Cucurbita palmeri

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Cucurbita palmeri
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucurbita
Species: 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 GRIN (May 22, 1997). "Cucurbita palmeri L. H. Bailey". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. 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.