Cucurbita pepo L. (Pumpkin)



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Photo of pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L.)

pumpkin flower

Photo of pumpkin’s flower (Cucurbita pepo L.)

Cucurbita pepo L. – (Pumpkin)

Perennial creeping herb of the Gourd family -cucurbitaceae- till 10 m. long. Hirsute stems, grooved. Cordate leaves, lobed. Unisexual flowers till 10 cm. wide, with the calyx joined to the corolla; the male ones having the stamens connected into a column. Very variable fruit (pumpkin or courgette). Native from Central America and cultivated in many parts of the world.

Medicinal plant. See properties Cultivation Open pumpkin with seeds. Study of plants

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Vicente Martínez Centelles
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