Calabaza de Coyote
Cucurbita gracilior L.H.Bailey
Cucurbita radicans, commonly known in Mexico as Calabacilla (little pumpkin/gourd) or Calabaza de Coyote (coyote gourd), is a species of gourd found growing wild, but also cultivated, in southern Mexico (specifically in the Federal Districts of Jalisco, Mexico and Michoacán). The type specimen was collected growing in rocks below a mountain near Guadalupe in the vicinity of Mexico City (the exact location is unclear); other specimens were also ubiquitous in the area; in corn fields and gardens, either being cultivated, or as invaders.
- Curcurbita radicans was originally described and published in Annales des Sciences Naturelles; Botanique, sér. 5, 6: 8–10. 1866. "Name - Cucurbita radicans Naudin". Tropicos. Saint Louis, Missouri: Missouri Botanical Garden. Retrieved June 24, 2011. "Type-Protologue: Locality: Habitat in rupestribus montosis prope Guadalupe necnon circa urbem Mexico passin. Fructum maturem recepimus, cujus semina tardius sata in Horto pariensi plantas permultus genuerunt, hucusque nondum floriferas
Type Specimens: HT: E. Bourgeau 788; 28 Aug 1865; Mexico: México: sous les rochers d'une montagne près Guadalupe, Valle de Mexico ..."
- GRIN (June 12, 2009). "Cucurbita radicans information from NPGS/GRIN". Taxonomy for Plants. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland: USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Retrieved June 24, 2011.
- C radicans inflorescence from the Institute of Biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico
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