Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 04244 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cucurbita palmata S. Watson
Common name   coyote gourd
J.G. Harris   2809  
   with D.V. Axford
Coll. Date 09 May 2000 
United States
San Bernardino County
Locality Mojave Desert, near Kelso;
Habitat Notes Joshua tree-creosote community. 
Latitude Longitude 35° 1'  30" N, 115° 39'  30" W
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 1' (1800 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Cucurbita palmata S. Wats.

     Cucurbita californica Torr. ex S. Wats.

Common Name(s): coyote gourd, coyote melon.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=22372, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Dilleniidae
                            Order: Violales
                                Family: Cucurbitaceae
                                    Genus: Cucurbita
                                        Species: Cucurbita palmata


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 04244s1.jpg

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
04240 Acamptopappus sphaerocephalus      "goldenhead" same section
04239 Ambrosia dumosa      "common bur-sage" same section
04236 Baileya multiradiata      "desert marigold" same section
04238 Datura wrightii      "sacred thorn-apple" same section
04241 Psorothamnus fremontii      "Fremont's dalea" same section
04235 Salvia dorrii      "purple sage" same section
04242 Senecio flaccidus      "thread-leaf ragwort" same section
04237 Sphaeralcea ambigua  var. ambigua   "desert globemallow" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Kelso (Populated Place) San Bernardino County, CA 0.9 mi. S 2126  Kelso 
Cedar Wash (Stream) San Bernardino County, CA 2.5 mi. NE   Mid Hills 
Hayden (Populated Place) San Bernardino County, CA 3 mi. NE 2480  Hayden 
Winston Wash (Valley) San Bernardino County, CA 3.6 mi. SW   Kelso Dunes 
Rex Mine (Mine) San Bernardino County, CA 4.4 mi. SE 2638  Fountain Peak 
Flynn (Populated Place) San Bernardino County, CA 5.3 mi. SW 1854  Kelso Dunes 
Kelso Peak (Summit) San Bernardino County, CA 6.7 mi. N 4725  Kelso 


Taxon Links for species Cucurbita palmata  S. Watson

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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