All Floras      Advanced Search
FNA Vol. 6 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FNA | Family List | FNA Vol. 6 | Cucurbitaceae | Cucurbita

6b2. Cucurbita melopepo Linnaeus var. ozarkana (D. S. Decker) G. L. Nesom, Phytoneuron. 2011-13: 24. 2011.

Cucurbita pepo Linnaeus var. ozarkana D. S. Decker, J. Ethnobiol. 13: 69. 1993

Pepos usually solid ivory, sometimes green-and-white-striped, usually not yellow or orange. Seeds: germination within 1–4 days.

Flowering Jun–Oct. Stream banks, gravel bars, bottomland forests, soybean, corn, and cotton fields, old fields, fencerows, railroad rights-of-way, roadsides, disturbed sites; 20–200 m; Ala., Ark., Ill., Ky., La., Miss., Mo., Okla.

Variety ozarkana occurs in the central Mississippi valley and the Ozark Plateau. Populations in Alabama were included in var. ozarkana by C. W. Cowan and B. D. Smith (1993), but their evolutionary status was considered uncertain by D. S. Decker et al. (1993).


Related Objects  
  • Distribution Map
  • Map

     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |