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Cucurbita fruits
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamily: Cucurbitoideae
Tribe: Cucurbiteae

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The Cucurbiteae are a tribe of the subfamily Cucurbitoideae, which is part of the flowering plant family Cucurbitaceae (gourds). Species are usually monoecious herbaceous annuals or woody lianas.[1]

The tribe consists of 13 genera reported,[2] but a 2011 study based on genetics reported 11.[1] Members of the genus Cucurbita produce economically valuable fruits, namely squashes and pumpkins.


The genera are:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Schaefer, Hanno; Renner, Susanne S. (February 2011). "Phylogenetic Relationships in the Order Cucurbitales and a New Classification of the Gourd Family (Cucurbitaceae)" (PDF). Taxon. 60 (1): 122–138. doi:10.1002/tax.601011. Retrieved 2 May 2011.
  2. ^ Grayum, Michael H. (December 2009). "Two New Trifoliolate-Leaved Species of Cucurbitaceae (Cucurbiteae) from Central and South America". Novon. 19 (4): 465–474. doi:10.3417/2007164. JSTOR 27765198. S2CID 85882479.