Taxon: Cucurbita moschata Duchesne Genus: Cucurbita
Family: Cucurbitaceae.
Nomen number: 12601.
Place of publication: Essai sur l'Histoire Naturelle des Courges 7. 1786 (J. L. M. Poiret in F. Cuvier, Dict. sci. nat. 11:234. 1819).
Comments: for author see Taxon 49:303-317. 2000.
Name verified on: 29-Jun-2000 by Systematic Botany Laboratory. Last updated: 02-Mar-2006.
Species priority site is: Plant Gene Resources of Canada (PGRC). 2 accessions (by country).


Common names:
  • butternut squash (Source: Econ Bot 44:63. 1990)
  • calabaza pumpkin (Source: Prog Cucurb Genet Br)
  • cheese pumpkin (Source: Gent Herb 2:105.1929)
  • golden cushaw (Source: Econ Bot 44:63. 1990)
  • pumpkin (Source: World Econ Pl )
  • squash (Source: World Econ Pl )
  • winter crookneck squash (Source: Econ Bot 4:61. 1950)
  • citrouille (Source: Dict Rehm ) [French]
  • courge musquée (Source: L PlCulCNames ) [French]
  • pâtisson (Source: Pl GR Newsl ) [French]
  • Moschuskürbis (Source: Dict Rehm ) [German]
  • halva kaddu (Source: Hamdard 38:96. 1995) [Pakistan]
  • red gourd (Source: Hamdard 38:96. 1995) [Pakistan]
  • spanish gourd (Source: Hamdard 38:96. 1995) [Pakistan]
  • squash gourd (Source: Hamdard 38:96. 1995) [Pakistan]
  • abóbora-rasteira (Source: Dict Rehm ) [Portuguese]
  • ayote (Source: Dict Rehm ) [Spanish]
  • calabaza moscada (Source: Dict Rehm ) [Spanish]
  • calabaza pellejo (Source: F NGalicia ) [Spanish]
  • chicamita (Source: F NGalicia ) [Spanish]
  • lacayote (Source: Names Soukup ) [Spanish]
  • sequaloa (Source: F NGalicia ) [Spanish]
  • See MMPND for additional names in foreign scripts.

Economic importance:
  • Human food: fruit (used as vegetable fide Food Feed Crops US; Hamdard 38:96. 1995)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Hamdard 38:96. 1995)

Distributional range: Native:
  • Asia-Temperate: Azerbaijan; Uzbekistan
  • Europe: Russian Federation - Leningrad
Other:
  • only in cult.

References:
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