Cucurbita pepo subsp. pepo

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Synonyms: Cucurbita aurantia Willdenow C. pepo var. medullosa Alefeld
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 54.

Plants annual; roots taproots or fibrous. Stems creeping or climbing, rooting adventitiously at nodes, to 3 m, hispid with persistent, strongly pustulate-based hairs and a hispidulous-hirsutulous understory; tendrils 2–7-branched 1–5 cm above base, hispidulous to hirsutulous, eglandular. Leaves: petiole 5–20 (–24) cm, pustulate-hispid (pustulate-based) and hispidulous-hirsutulous; blade sometimes white-spotted at vein junctions, broadly ovate-cordate to triangular-cordate or reniform, shallowly to deeply palmately (3–) 5–7-lobed, 20–30 × 20–35 cm, usually broader than long or equally so, base cordate, lobes ovate-deltate to obovate or obovate-rhombic, midveins of leaf lobes not distinctly elongate-whitened, margins denticulate to serrate-denticulate, surfaces hirsute, hirsute-strigillose, villous-strigose, or hispidulous-scabrous, eglandular. Peduncles in fruit 5-ribbed, not or very gradually expanded at point of fruit attachment, hardened, woody. Flowers: hypanthium campanulate, 8–12 mm; sepals linear to subulate-linear, 8–25 mm; corolla yellow to golden yellow or orange, tubular-campanulate, 4–10 cm; anther-filaments glabrous; ovary villous. Pepos wholly light to dark green, green with white stripes, or minutely cream or green-speckled to yellow, orange, or bicolored green and yellow, globose or depressed-globose to ovoid, obovoid, ellipsoid-ovoid, broadly ellipsoid, slightly pyriform, cushion-shaped, or cylindric, 5–10 (–25) cm, usually smooth or ribbed, rarely verrucose, flesh whitish to yellowish or pale orange, soft, not bitter. Seeds whitish to cream or tawny, narrowly to broadly elliptic to obovate, rarely orbiculate, 7–15 (–26) mm, margins raised-thickened, surface ± smooth. 2n = 40.


Phenology: Flowering Jun–Oct.
Habitat: Vacant lots, trash heaps, roadsides, disturbed sites
Elevation: 0–300 m

Distribution

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Introduced; Ala., Calif., Conn., Kans., Ky., La., Mass., Mich., Nev., N.H., N.Mex., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., S.C., Tenn., Utah, Va., Mexico, South America, also in West Indies, Central America, Eurasia, Atlantic Islands

Discussion

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 +
white-spotted +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
broadly ovate-cordate;triangular-cordate or reniform +
equally;usually broader than long;20cm;35cm +
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. +, Calif. +, Conn. +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Nev. +, N.H. +, N.Mex. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Pa. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Utah +, Va. +, Mexico +, South America +, also in West Indies +, Central America +, Eurasia +  and Atlantic Islands +
0–300 m +
furrowed +  and echinate +
dehiscent +  and indehiscent +
bristly +, smooth +, hairy +  and glabrous +
tuberculate +  and muricate +
fleshy +  and hard +
connate +  and distinct +
whitish +  and yellowish or pale orange +
not bitter +
staminate +, from different axils than staminate +  and pistillate +
cultivated +
stipitate;peltate +
Vacant lots, trash heaps, roadsides, disturbed sites +
pustulate-based +
persistent +
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 +
ribbed +  and smooth +
verrucose +
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 />) +
20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br /> (24 cm240 mm <br />0.24 m <br />) +
hispidulous-hirsutulous;pustulate-hispid +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (20 cm200 mm <br />0.2 m <br />) +
Flowering Jun–Oct. +
arillate +  and winged +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.6 cm26 mm <br />0.026 m <br />) +
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 />) +
Introduced +
climbing +  and creeping +
sprawling +  and prostrate +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (300 cm3,000 mm <br />3 m <br />) +
hispidulous-scabrous +, villous-strigose +, hirsute-strigillose +  and hirsute +
Cucurbita aurantia +  and C. pepo var. medullosa +
Cucurbita pepo subsp. pepo +
Cucurbita pepo +
subspecies +
eglandular +  and 2-7-branched +
hispidulous +  and hirsutulous +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +