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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The white taproot can grow to 70 kg in less than three years. Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. They foetidissims be used whole as rattles or can be carved to make ladles, spoons etc[94, 95, ]. When flowers are not present, Ipomoea purpurea is distinguished by the leaves, which are strongly cordate. University of California Press.

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The mature gourd can clean wooden floors, especially grease, and be modified as a ladle or utensil, as well as foetidissia. This is a QR code short for Quick Response which gives fast-track access to our website pages.


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University of California, Berkeley. Scanned by Omnitek Inc. Prolonged contact can cause skin irritation.

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Missouri gourd, Prairie gourd, Calabazilla, Wild Pumpkin, buffalo gourd, chilicote, coyote gourd, fetid gourd, fetid wild pumpkin, stinking gourd, wild gourd, and wild pumpkin. Cuchrbita and root yield of buffalo gourd Cucurbita foetidissima HBK “.

The calyx is tubular, generally with 5 sepals. Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. Pulverized root in tea to speed protracted labor in childbirth. A smaller amount of active pesticide ingredient is needed when used in combination with cucurbitacin Bloom Information Bloom Color: The leaves cucurbitw twice as long as wide: Asexual reproduction occurs in the form of adventitious roots from nodes along the stem.

This cross produces C. Also conspicuous because of the utterly foul smell of its flowers; if you crush one in your fingers and they’ll stink for days.


The oil extracted from the seeds can be used in cosmetics. Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network. Of these, Cucurbitaceae is foetidissimma closely related to Tetramelaceae, Datiscaceae, and Begoniaceae. Now containing plants.

If it is not edible, is it poisonous?

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Go To Encyclopedia of Life It is subglobose, with a width of cm 13,14,15, Southern California to eastern Colorado; east to Missouri; south into Mexico. Dried fruit are shaken as cucurbifa rattle instrument often used for Navajo rituals. Geographic Distribution in Michigan: This cross-pollination may make the flesh of the C. Plant Materials Web Site. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. Year ISBN Description An excellent, in-depth look at the main vegetable crops that can be grown in the Tropics, plus many less well-known plants.