Cucurbita
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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Cucurbita

Ozark melon
calabazilla
gourd
pumpkin
squash
vegetable spaghetti

Hierarchical position of the Genus Cucurbita

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
  
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
  
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
  
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
  
   Subclassis  Dilleniidae Takht. ex Reveal & Tahkt.
pub. 1993
  
   SuperOrdo  Cucurbitanae Reveal
pub. Phytologia 76: 4. 1994.
  
   Ordo  Cucurbitales Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 28. 1829.
  
   Subordo  Cucurbitineae Engl.
pub. Syllabus, ed. 2: 190. Mai 1898.
  
   Familia  Cucurbitaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 393. 4 Aug 1789, nom. cons.
common name: Cucumbers, Gourds, Watermelon
  
   Subfamilia  Cucurbitoideae Kostel.
pub. Allg. Med.-Pharm. Fl. 2: 722. Jan-Jun 1833.
  
   Tribus  Cucurbiteae Dumort.
pub. Fl. Belg.: 54. 1827.
  
   Subtribus  Cucurbitinae E.G.O. Müll. & Pax in Engl. & Prantl
pub. Nat. Pflanzenfam. IV, 5: 10, 32. Jun 1889.
  
   Genus  Cucurbita L.
pub. (1753)
common name: gourd
  

Named members of the Genus Cucurbita

1
   Species  andreana Naudin
syn. Cupressus macnabiana
2
   Species  californica Torr. ex S. Wats.
syn. Cucurbita palmata
3
   Species  digitata Gray
common name: fingerleaf gourd
4
   Species  ficifolia Bouche
common name: figleaf gourd
5
   Species  foetidissima Kunth
common name: Missouri gourd, calabazilla, wild gourd
  
6
   Species  lagenaria L.
syn. Lagenaria siceraria
7
   Species  maxima Duchesne
 
8
   Varietas  turbaniformis Alef.
syn. Cupressus macnabiana
9
   Species  mixta Pang.
common name: pumpkin
10
   Species  moschata (Duchesne ex Lam.) Duchesne ex Poir.
common name: crookneck squash
11
   Species  okeechobeensis (Small) Bailey
common name: Okeechobee gourd
12
   Species  ovifera L.
syn. Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera
13
   Species  palmata S. Wats.
common name: coyote gourd
14
   Species  pepo L.
common name: pumpkin, spaghetti squash, Manchurian squash, vegetable spaghetti
  
 
15
   Varietas  condensa Bailey
syn. Cucurbita pepo var. melopepo
16
   Varietas  melopepo (L.) Alef.
common name: field pumpkin
17
   Varietas  ovifera (L.) Alef.
common name: field pumpkin
18
   Varietas  ozarkana B. D. Sm. & C. W. Cowan
common name: Ozark melon
19
   Varietas  pepo
common name: field pumpkin, Lady Godiva pumpkin
  
20
   Varietas  texana (Scheele) D. Decker
common name: Texas gourd
21
   Species  siceraria Molina
syn. Lagenaria siceraria
22
   Species  texana Scheele
syn. Cucurbita pepo var. texana

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.

 

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.

 

Last reviewed October 31, 2004   

 

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