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Cucurbita foetidissima

Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

Stinking Gourd, Buffalo Gourd, Missouri Gourd, Stink Gourd, Wild Gourd

Cucurbitaceae (Cucumber Family)

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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Specimen & Label Data

Cucurbita foetidissima



Location: 20 m S of walking path from horse pens to new iron bridge & 150 m W of crossing of path & Wolfeton Way--Oakwell Farms, San Antonio.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Clamboring & climbing in/over Poaceae, small shrubs/ trees. Level, alkaline soil. Full sun.

Description: Rampant vine from perennial root. Leaves deltoid, thick, coarse, 3 dm long, noxious smelling when bruised. Fruit globose, lemon-yellow when ripe,to 75 mm dia, rind hard on drying, seed many, pale-yellow, flat, ovate, to 1 cm long.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: Aug 5, 1994
Specimen number: 657

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0941
Accession Date: Oct 27, 1994
Accession Number: 73

Annotations: MXFXB (In fruit)

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