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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamily: Cucurbitoideae
Tribe: Coniandreae
Genus: Tumamoca

Tumamoca is a plant genus in the family Cucurbitaceae. It is named for Tumamoc Hill just west of the City of Tucson, Arizona, where the University of Arizona maintains an ecological research station. The type specimen of T. macdougalii was collected near the station.[1]

The genus Tumamoca has two species currently recognized:[2][3]

Tumamoca macdougalii, from Arizona and Sonora.[1]


Tumamoca mucronata, from Zacatecas.[4]


  1. ^ a b Rose, Joseph Nelson. 1912. Tumamoca, a new genus of Cucurbitaceae. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 16(1): 21 + pl. 17.
  2. ^ The Plant List
  3. ^ 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, retrieved 2 May 2011
  4. ^ Kearns, Denis M. 1994. A revision of Tumamoca (Cucurbitaceae). Madroño 41(1):23-29.