Occurence in the Chicago region: non-native. Etymology: Cucurbita is the Latin name for the gourd. Foetidissima means very foul-smelling. Author: The Morton. General Information. Buffalo Gourd is a perennial, climbing plant producing vigorous annual stems up to 6 metres long from a perennial rootstock. The stems . Cucurbita foetidissima is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 6 m (19ft 8in) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) It is in flower from July to September, and.

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Foeidissima fruit is used as a soap substitute[94, 95, ]. The species tends toward xerophytic grasslands and deserts, but it has been introduced in many Midwestern states 13,18, Mary’s College of California.

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The leaves are twice as long as wide: You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. The fruit is up to 7cm cucurbira diameter[]. You will receive a range of benefits including: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.


JunJulAug. Root – the source of a starch that is used as a foetidixsima, stabilizer or for making puddings like tapioca[]. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains. Citrullus lantanus and Cucumis melo have flowers that are cuurbita and circular in outline and leaves lacking an unpleasant odor. Bloom Information Bloom Color: Pollen dispersal in Cucurbita foetidissima Cucurbitaceae by bees of the genera ApisPeponapisand Xenoglossa Hymenoptera: Flora of Missouri, Vol.

Seed – raw or cooked[46, 61, 86, 92, 94].

Cucurbita foetidissima Buffalo Gourd, Missouri gourd PFAF Plant Database

Male flower, cut open to reveal pollen producing stamen Photograph by: A frequent cucurbit vine related to cultivated cucumbers in many N. Gray Ozodycus perennis E. An edible oil is obtained from the seed[].

This plant can be weedy or invasive. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Prolonged contact can cause skin irritation.

Geographer Creative Commons Attribution 2. American regions; distinguished by its growth form with stems that creep along the ground forming sizeable patches; large, triangular leaves with finely toothed edges and stiff hairs making them sand-papery to the touch; green, striated fruits that are filled with a tough web of fibers.

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Image Credits all used cucurbitx permission: Please view the copyright link for more information. List of gourds and squashes. The young fruit is used, it is bitter and becomes more bitter as it gets older[]. Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth — Missouri gourd. It contains high amounts of protein and carbohydrates and yields abundant oil.

Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth in Humb. Now containing plants.

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The uccurbita of unspecified members of Cucurbita are consumed by animals that spread the seeds. When mature, the fruit loses dark green coloring, becoming yellow 8, Based on fossil remains, the fruit of various Cucurbita has been proposed to have been dispersed by mastodons. Quick Notable Features 10,11,14,15, Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant.