Occurence in the Chicago region: non-native. Etymology: Cucurbita is the Latin name for the gourd. Foetidissima means very foul-smelling. Author: The Morton. General Information. Buffalo Gourd is a perennial, climbing plant producing vigorous annual stems up to 6 metres long from a perennial rootstock. The stems . Cucurbita foetidissima is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 6 m (19ft 8in) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) It is in flower from July to September, and.

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The oil extracted from the seeds can be used in cosmetics.

Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness– Cucurbita foetidissima

Evolution in the genus Cucurbita. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Relationship of Cucurbita scabridifolia foetidissija C.

From the National Organizations Directory According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations: Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

National Park Service U. The staminate flower hypanthium forms a cup with a ring-like nectary, bears three stamens Their inflorescences are easily distinguished from C. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Perennial herbaceous vine to several meters long Stem: For a list of references used on this page please go here. If not, what is stopping us from eating them?


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. University of California, Berkeley. Cucurbita foetidissima – Kunth. The inedible fruits are easily dried and often brightly painted for decorative use. They can be used whole as rattles or can be carved to make ladles, spoons etc[94, 95, ].

Cucurbita foetidissima Calflora

Female flower with immature fruit behind it Photograph by: Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany. The powder of C.

You can unsubscribe at anytime. Version 12, July A smaller amount of active pesticide ingredient is needed when used in combination with cucurbitacin Literature and websites used: The Ghosts of Evolution. A Case of Natural Interspecific Hybridization”. JunJulAug. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society.

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Bibliography Bibref – Edible wild plants of the prairie: When mature, the fruit loses dark green coloring, becoming yellow 8, A frequent cucurbit vine related to cultivated cucumbers in many N. Journal of Ethnobiology 13 1: The sprouting seed produces a toxic substance in its embryo[65].


Asexual reproduction occurs in the form of adventitious roots from nodes along the stem.

The young fruit is used, it is bitter and becomes more bitter as it gets older[]. Cranbrook Institute of Science. Most leaves of the Convolvulus arvensis are rounded, smaller, and thinner, easily distinguished from the angular Cucurbita foetidissima. Fruit and leaves Photograph by: Swelling can be controlled by seeds and flowers.

When mature, a stage marked by increasing desiccation of vine, leaves, fruit-stem, and fruit, the fruit begins its final gourd stage. Plant Ecology of the Sonoran Desert Region. If it is not edible, is it poisonous?

Native to the United States, C. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here. Other members of the family in Michigan number species: A Field Guide Loughmiller, C.