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|Family: Cucurbitaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth
Habit: Herbage coarsely scabrous; tendril branched generally > 1 cm from base. Leaf: ill-smelling, 15--30 cm, generally triangular-ovate, angular, gray-green, base +- cordate or truncate, finely toothed or weakly lobed. Flower: corolla 9--12 cm, yellow. Fruit: generally 7--8 cm wide, +- spheric, green, mottled, with coarse, white stripes. Seed: 12--14 mm, white. Chromosomes: 2n=40.
Ecology: Sandy, gravelly places; Elevation: < 1300 m. Bioregional Distribution: GV, CW, SW, D; Distribution Outside California: to Nebraska, Missouri, Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Jun--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Robert L. Schlising
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Cucurbita digitata
Next taxon: Cucurbita palmata
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Robert L. Schlising 2016. Cucurbita foetidissima, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=21361, accessed on July 29, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 29, 2016.