is a Cucurbita pedatifolia xerophyte plant species of the genus . Cucurbita [2 ] [3 ] It is native to [4 ] Querétaro, Mexico. It has not been domesticated. While [3 ] C. pedatifolia has been cross bred, results have met with limited success. It does not cross well with other species of [5 ] Cucurbita. It is a close relative of [6 ] . Cucurbita radicans Geographic location and genetics make it highly likely that [5 ] is a naturally occurring hybrid of Cucurbita scabridifolia and Cucurbita foetidissima C. pedatifolia. It also has some [5 ] mesophyte traits may represent a transitional state between the mesophytic Cucurbita and the mesophytic Cucurbita. [7 ]
The species was
formally described by Liberty Hyde Bailey in 1943, in Gentes Herbarum. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ The Plant List, Cucurbita pedatifolia
^ a b Bailey, Liberty Hyde (1943). "Species of Cucurbita". Gentes Herbarum (Ithaca, NY) 6: 267–322.
^ 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.
^ GRIN (February 17, 2005). ". Cucurbita pedatifolia L. H. Bailey." Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program . Retrieved . September 5, 2013
^ a b c Andres, Thomas C. (1987). "Hybridization of . Cucurbita foetidissima with C. pedatifolia C. radicans, and C. ficifolia" Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report (Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University) 10: 72–73.
^ "Cucurbits". Purdue University . Retrieved . September 5, 2013
^ Bemis, W. P.; Whitaker, Thomas W. (April 1969). "The Xerophytic Cucurbita of Northwestern Mexico and Southwestern United States". (California Botanical Society) Madroño 20 (2): 33–41. JSTOR 41423342.
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