Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05283 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth
Common name   Missouri gourd
K.T. Harper   2001-117  
   with J. Simpson
Coll. Date 04 July 2001 
United States
Washington County
Locality Shivwits Indian Reservation, Utah Highway 8 (Old Highway 91), E of Shivwits;
Habitat Notes ditch bank; 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 37° 10'  41" N, 113° 44'  36" W
Township Range T41S, R17W, Sec. 34  
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


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

     Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

     Pepo foetidissima (Kunth) Britt.

Common Name(s): buffalo gourd, buffalogourd pumpkin, calabazilla, Missouri gourd, wild gourd, wild pumkin.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=22368, click for more information and references)

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


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05283s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 05745s2.jpg 
specimen image: 10696s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
14809 Baccharis salicifolia      "sticky seep-willow" 1.5 mi. W
15904 Datura stramonium      "jimsonweed" same section
05269 Datura stramonium      "jimsonweed" same section
14274 Penstemon ambiguus      "shrubby sand beardtongue" 1.2 mi. W
15948 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" same section
05267 Prosopis glandulosa      "honey mesquite" same section
14810 Robinia neomexicana      "New Mexico locust" 1123 ft. N
08306 Sophora stenophylla      "fringe-leaf necklacepod" same section
11315 Vitis arizonica      "canyon grape" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Shivwits (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 0.8 mi. W 3202  Shivwits 
Santa Clara Bench (Bench) Washington County, UT 1.5 mi. NE 3281  Santa Clara 
Shem (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. NW 3297  Shivwits 
Paiute Indian Reservation (Reserve) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 3566  Shivwits 
Ivins Bench Dam (Dam) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. E 3087  Santa Clara 
Ivins Bench Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. E 3087  Santa Clara 
Ivins Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 1.7 mi. E 3094  Santa Clara 
Camp Spring (Spring) Washington County, UT 2 mi. W 3452  Shivwits 
Pahcoon Spring Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.2 mi. NW   Gunlock 
Upper Santa Clara Bench Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 2.3 mi. E 3212  Santa Clara 
Dry Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 2.4 mi. SE   Santa Clara 
Wittwer Canyon (Valley) Washington County, UT 3 mi. SE   Shivwits 
Lower Santa Clara Bench Canal (Canal) Washington County, UT 3.2 mi. SE 3035  Santa Clara 
Land Hill (Summit) Washington County, UT 3.4 mi. SE 3268  Santa Clara 
Laub Reservoir (Reservoir) Washington County, UT 4 mi. S 3757  Jarvis Peak 
Hellhole (Basin) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. NE 3429  Santa Clara 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Washington County, UT 3.5 mi. E 3081  Santa Clara 
Ivins (Populated Place) Washington County, UT 3.6 mi. E 3081  Santa Clara 
Red Mountains (Range) Washington County, UT 4.2 mi. NE 4705  Santa Clara 
Manganese Wash (Valley) Washington County, UT 4.8 mi. N   Gunlock 


Taxon Links for species Cucurbita foetidissima  Kunth

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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