Cucurbita scabridifolia
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Cucurbita
C. scabridifolia
Binomial name
Cucurbita scabridifolia

Cucurbita scabridifolia is a plant species of the genus Cucurbita[1][2][3] native to Mexico. It is a xerophyte and has not been domesticated.[2][4] Very little is known about this species. Geographic location and genetics make it highly likely that C. scabridifolia is a naturally occurring hybrid of C. foetidissima and C. pedatifolia.[5]

The species was formally described by Liberty Hyde Bailey in 1943, in Gentes Herbarum.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bailey, Liberty Hyde (1943). "Species of Cucurbita". Gentes Herbarum. 6. Ithaca, NY: 267–322.
  2. ^ a b Nee, Michael (1990). "The Domestication of Cucurbita (Cucurbitaceae)". Economic Botany. 44 (3, Supplement: New Perspectives on the Origin and Evolution of New World Domesticated Plants). New York: New York Botanical Gardens Press: 56–68. JSTOR 4255271.
  3. ^ "Cucurbita scabridifolia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved September 10, 2013.
  4. ^ Traynor, Patricia L.; Westwood, James H. (February 1999). "Ecological Effects of Pest Resistant Genes in Managed Ecosystems" (PDF). Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic and State University. p. 81.
  5. ^ Andres, Thomas C. (1987). "Relationship of Cucurbita scabridifolia to C. foetidissima and C. pedatifolia: A Case of Natural Interspecific Hybridization". Cucurbit Genetics Cooperative Report. 10. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina State University: 74–75.