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Cucurbita pedatifolia

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Kingdom  Plantae
Clade  Eudicots
Order  Cucurbitales
Rank  Species
Clade  Angiosperms
Clade  Rosids
Family  Cucurbitaceae
Similar  Cucurbita okeechobeensis, Cucurbita ecuadorensis, Cucurbita digitata, Cucurbita californica, Cucurbita andreana

Cucurbita pedatifolia is a xerophyte plant species of the genus Cucurbita. It is native to QuerĂ©taro, Mexico. It has not been domesticated. While C. pedatifolia has been cross bred, results have met with limited success. It does not cross well with other species of Cucurbita. It is a close relative of Cucurbita radicans. Geographic location and genetics make it highly likely that Cucurbita scabridifolia is a naturally occurring hybrid of Cucurbita foetidissima and C. pedatifolia. It also has some mesophyte traits may represent a transitional state between the mesophytic Cucurbita and the mesophytic Cucurbita.

The species was formally described by Liberty Hyde Bailey in 1943, in Gentes Herbarum.

References

Cucurbita pedatifolia Wikipedia


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