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Economic Botany

, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 312–319 | Cite as

Collecting cultivated and wild Cucurbits in Mexico

  • Thomas W. Whitaker
  • Robert J. KnightJr.
Article

Abstract

The authors spent approximately 5 weeks in Mexico (October 13–November 15, 1979) collecting Cucurbitaceae in 5 areas: 1) Tampico- Valles- Ocampo; 2) San Luis Potosi; 3) Celaya- Queretaro; 4) Veracruz; 5) Zacatecas- Durango- Mazatlan. A few supplemental collections were made in the vicinity of Tapachula, Chiapas. A grand total of 183Cucurbita collections was made, distributed as follows:C. pepo-49;C. moschata-47;C. mixta- 41;C. ficifolia-11;C. foetidissima-13;Cucurbita sp. wild, unidentified- 22. A few collections were made in the following genera:Sechium-4;Lagenaria-2;Sicana-1;Momordica-4;Sicyos-2;Cucumis melo-2;C. anguria-1. The ecological distribution of the 4 cultivated species is reported and discussed. Seed of these materials was divided equally between the participating countries, and will be made available to interested plant breeders.

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Powdery Mildew Economic Botany Germ Plasm Watermelon Mosaic Virus Green Stripe 
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Resumen

Los autores pasaron aproximadamente cinco semanas en México (13 octubre a 15 noviembre, 1979) recogiendo Cucurbitaceae (principalmente) Cucurbita).Sue esfuerzos fueron concentrados en cinco áreas: 1) Tampico-Valles- Ocampo;2) San Luis Potosí;3) Celaya- Queretaro;4) Veracruz;5) Zacatecas- Durango- Mazatlán. Se hieieron unas pocas colecciones suplementarias en la vecindad de Tapachula, Chiapas. Un gran total de 183 colecciones de Cucurbitafueron hechas distribuidas como siguen: C. pepo-49; C. moschata-47; C. mixta-41; C. ficifolia-11; C. foetidissima-13; Cucurbitasp. silvestres, y las que no pueden ser identificadas- 22. Unas colecciones pequenas fueron hechas de la siguiente genera: Sechium-4; Lagenaria-2; Sicana-1; Momordica-4; Sicyos-2; Cucumis melo-2; C. anguria-1. La distribución ecologica de las cuatro especies cultivadas es comunicada y discutida. Las semillas de estas materiales fueron divididas igualmente entre los paises que participaron, y serán disponibles para criadores interesados de las plantas.

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© New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458 1980

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  • Thomas W. Whitaker
  • Robert J. KnightJr.

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