Cucurbita moschata Duchesne ex Poir.

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Cucurbita moschata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Cucurbita moschata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Cucurbita moschata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

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Synonyms:
Common names: Butternut pumpkin (English) Butternut squash (English)
Description:
Notes: A number of cultivated varieties of squash end pumpkin have their origins in this species. Probably the best known variety in our region is the popular butternut.
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Worldwide distribution: Originally native to Central America or northern South America
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Other sources of information about Cucurbita moschata:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Cucurbita moschata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cucurbita moschata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cucurbita moschata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cucurbita moschata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cucurbita moschata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cucurbita moschata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cucurbita moschata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cucurbita moschata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cucurbita moschata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cucurbita moschata
JSTOR Plant Science: Cucurbita moschata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cucurbita moschata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cucurbita moschata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cucurbita moschata
Tropicos: Cucurbita moschata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cucurbita moschata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=186500, retrieved 17 June 2019

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