is a plant species of the genus Cucurbita scabridifolia Cucurbita   native to Mexico. It is a  xerophyte and has not been domesticated.  Very little is known about this species. Geographic location and genetics make it highly likely that  C. scabridifolia is a naturally occurring hybrid of and C. foetidissima . C. pedatifolia 
The species was
formally described by Liberty Hyde Bailey in 1943, in Gentes Herbarum. 
References [ edit ]
^ 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 scabridifolia L. H. Bailey" Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program . Retrieved . September 10, 2013
^ Traynor, Patricia L.; Westwood, James H. (February 1999). "Ecological Effects of Pest Resistant Genes in Managed Ecosystems" (PDF). Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic and State University. p. 81.
^ Andres, Thomas C. (1987). "Relationship of . Cucurbita scabridifolia to C. foetidissima and C. pedatifolia: A Case of Natural Interspecific Hybridization" Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University. 10: 74–75.
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