Cucurbita melopepo var. ozarkana

(D. S. Decker) G. L. Nesom

Phytoneuron 2011-13: 24. 2011.

Endemic
Basionyms: Cucurbita pepo var. ozarkana D. S. Decker J. Ethnobiol. 13: 69. 1993
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 56. Mentioned on page 53, 55.

Pepos usually solid ivory, sometimes green-and-white-striped, usually not yellow or orange. Seeds: germination within 1–4 days.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Oct.
Habitat: Stream banks, gravel bars, bottomland forests, soybean, corn, and cotton fields, old fields, fencerows, railroad rights-of-way, roadsides, disturbed sites
Elevation: 20–200 m

Distribution

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Ala., Ark., Ill., Ky., La., Miss., Mo., Okla.

Discussion

Variety ozarkana occurs in the central Mississippi valley and the Ozark Plateau. Populations in Alabama were included in var. ozarkana by C. W. Cowan and B. D. Smith (1993), but their evolutionary status was considered uncertain by D. S. Decker et al. (1993).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"/2" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

distinct +  and connate +
Guy L. Nesom +
(D. S. Decker) G. L. Nesom +
pustulate +
cordate +
Cucurbita pepo var. ozarkana +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (18 cm180 mm <br />0.18 m <br />) +
17 cm170 mm <br />0.17 m <br /> (23 cm230 mm <br />0.23 m <br />) +
white-spotted +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
broadly ovate-cordate;triangular-cordate or suborbiculate +
5cm;17cm +
tubular +, saucer--shaped +, campanulate +  and rotate +
yellow +  and golden yellow or orange +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
Ala. +, Ark. +, Ill. +, Ky. +, La. +, Miss. +, Mo. +  and Okla. +
20–200 m +
furrowed +  and echinate +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
bristly +, smooth +, hairy +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and muricate +
fleshy +  and hard +
connate +  and distinct +
yellow +  and light orange or greenish or whitish +
staminate +, from different axils than staminate +  and pistillate +
cultivated +
stipitate;peltate +
Stream banks, gravel bars, bottomland forests, soybean, corn, and cotton fields, old fields, fencerows, railroad rights-of-way, roadsides, disturbed sites +
perennial +
dioecious +  and monoecious +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
umbellate;subumbellate +
solitary +, corymbose +, fasciculate +, racemose +  and paniculate +
petiolate +, estipulate +  and simple +
ovate-deltate;obovate or obovate-rhombic +
denticulate +  and serrate-denticulate +
raised-thickened +
not +  and differentiated +
elongate-whitened +
woody +  and hardened +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
induplicate-valvate +  and imbricate +
9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
pubescent +  and puberulent +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br /> (16 cm160 mm <br />0.16 m <br />) +
stipitate-glandular;hispidulous;hirsutulous +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
Flowering Jun–Oct. +
Phytoneuron +
arillate +  and winged +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.6 cm26 mm <br />0.026 m <br />) +
germinating +
orbiculate +, elliptic +  and obovate +
linear +  and subulate-linear +
subulate-linear;lanceolate +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
bushy +  and shrublike +
sprawling +  and prostrate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (300 cm3,000 mm <br />3 m <br />) +
hispidulous +  and hirsutulous +
Cucurbita pepo subsp. texana +
Cucurbita melopepo var. ozarkana +
Cucurbita melopepo subsp. texana +
variety +
eglandular +  and 2-7-branched +
hirsutulous +  and pubescent +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +