Cucurbita okeechobeensis subsp. okeechobeensis

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Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 53. Mentioned on page 52.

Plants annual; roots fibrous. Stems prostrate or climbing, sometimes rooting adventitiously at nodes, to 12 m, usually coarsely hirsute to villous with flattened, vitreous hairs to glabrate or glabrous, rarely sparsely short-hispid, without pustulate-based hairs; tendrils 3-branched 1–3 cm above base, glabrous, eglandular. Leaves: petiole 5–15 cm, sparsely hispid to pilose-hirsute or glabrous or glabrate; blade orbiculate to suborbiculate or reniform, shallowly to deeply 5–7-lobed, 4.5–15 × 8–20 cm, usually broader than long or equally so, base cordate, lobes triangular to acuminate-triangular or subrhombic, midveins of leaf lobes not distinctly elongate-whitened, margins closely mucronulate to denticulate, sometimes irregularly toothed, surfaces hispid to hispid-hirsute or villous-hirsute to sparsely hirsute-villous or glabrate, sometimes mottled with silvery-green adaxially, eglandular. Peduncles in fruit shallowly 5-ribbed, abruptly expanded at point of fruit attachment, hardened, woody. Flowers: hypanthium campanulate, 5–6 mm; sepals lanceolate to subulate, 5–8 mm; corolla cream to pale creamy yellow, campanulate, 6–9 cm (staminate shorter); anther-filaments glabrous; ovary densely pubescent. Pepos light green with pale white stripes at maturity, green-streaked or flecked with white or dark green, tan to brown when dry, globose to broadly ovoid, (5–) 7–9 (–11) cm, surface smooth; flesh intensely bitter. Seeds whitish to light gray, ovate, 7–12 mm, margins thickened-raised, surfaces smooth. 2n = 40.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Nov.
Habitat: Pond-apple swamps, floodplain forests, power-line cuts through cypress-hardwood swamps, hardwood swamp edges, spoil islands, climbing on pond apple, elderberry, and buttonbush, often associated with alligator nests, canal and ditch banks, wet road shoulders
Elevation: 0–20 m

Discussion

Of conservation concern.

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 +
cordate +
Pepo okeechobeensis +
4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
orbiculate;suborbiculate or reniform +
usually broader;8cm;20cm +
tubular +, saucer--shaped +, campanulate +  and rotate +
yellow +, cream +  and pale creamy +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
0–20 m +
furrowed +  and echinate +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
bristly +, smooth +, hairy +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and muricate +
fleshy +  and hard +
connate +  and distinct +
staminate +, from different axils than staminate +  and pistillate +
cultivated +
stipitate;peltate +
Pond-apple swamps, floodplain forests, powPond-apple swamps, floodplain forests, power-line cuts through cypress-hardwood swamps, hardwood swamp edges, spoil islands, climbing on pond apple, elderberry, and buttonbush, often associated with alligator nests, canal and ditch banks, wet road shoulders canal and ditch banks, wet road shoulders +
pustulate-based +
glabrous +  and glabrate +
flattened +
perennial +
dioecious +  and monoecious +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
umbellate;subumbellate +
solitary +, corymbose +, fasciculate +, racemose +  and paniculate +
petiolate +, estipulate +  and simple +
triangular;acuminate-triangular or subrhombic +
thickened-raised +
toothed +, closely mucronulate +  and denticulate +
not +  and differentiated +
elongate-whitened +
woody +  and hardened +
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 />) +
sparsely hispid;pilose-hirsute or glabrous or glabrate +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
Flowering Mar–Nov. +
Gentes Herb. +
arillate +  and winged +
lanceolate;subulate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
Conservation concern +
climbing +  and prostrate +
sprawling +  and prostrate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (1,200 cm12,000 mm <br />12 m <br />) +
9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br /> (11 cm110 mm <br />0.11 m <br />) +
flecked with white or flecked with dark green punct tan +  and brown +
hispid +  and hispid-hirsute or villous-hirsute +
globose +  and broadly ovoid +
7 cm70 mm <br />0.07 m <br /> (9 cm90 mm <br />0.09 m <br />) +
Cucurbita okeechobeensis subsp. okeechobeensis +
Cucurbita okeechobeensis +
subspecies +
eglandular +  and 3-branched +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +