Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Cucurbita melopepo Linnaeus var. melopepo . Crookneck Squash, Straightneck Squash, Scallop Squash, Pattypan Squash, Acorn Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Ornamental Gourd. Phen: May-Oct. Hab: Gardens, fields, trash heaps; commonly cultivated in home gardens and commercially, rarely volunteering from seed the following year. Dist: Native of tropical America.

Origin/Endemic status: Neotropics

Syn: = Cucurbita melopepo ssp. melopepo – K4; = Cucurbita melopepo ssp. melopepo var. melopepo – FNA6; = Cucurbita melopepo ssp. texana var. melopepo – Castellanos-Morales et al (2018), Nesom (2011b); = Cucurbita pepo var. ovifera – Il, K2

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