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Digital Herbaria

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

Buffalo Gourd, Stinking Gourd


Location: West side of path between Wolfeton Way and West horse pens--Oakwell Farms.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Some shade; average moisture; alkaline, alluvial soil. Common but scatterd among Poaceae.

Description: Coarse, rambling, perennial vine from large tough root. Leaves deltoid, gray-green, 20 x 25 cm; petiole 12 cm. Tendrils and long peduncled, large yellow/orange flowers single in the axils.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 22, 1987
Specimen number: 136

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0324
Accession Date: May 3, 1993
Accession Number: 26

Annotations: MSXXB

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