Occurence in the Chicago region: non-native. Etymology: Cucurbita is the Latin name for the gourd. Foetidissima means very foul-smelling. Author: The Morton. General Information. Buffalo Gourd is a perennial, climbing plant producing vigorous annual stems up to 6 metres long from a perennial rootstock. The stems . Cucurbita foetidissima is a PERENNIAL CLIMBER growing to 6 m (19ft 8in) at a fast rate. It is hardy to zone (UK) It is in flower from July to September, and.

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A smaller amount of active pesticide ingredient is needed when used in combination with cucurbitacin This plant can be weedy or invasive. The dried fruits have a tough, thick skin. The pistillate flowers bear a saucer-shaped cucudbita, an inferior 1-celled ovary, To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

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Powdered seeds and flowers mixed with saliva to reduce swellings. University of Oklahoma Press: Lists a very extensive range of useful plants from around the world with very brief details of the uses. We are currently updating this section. This cross produces C. A poultice of the mashed plant has been used to treat skin sores, ulcers etc[]. A trailing vine whose stems are usually about 3m in length, but which can grow to 12m 18, If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment.


The fruit is up to 7cm in diameter[].

The Cucurbitaceae is part of the Cucurbitales order, which includes 7 families. Version 12, July Native to North America in the central and southwestern United States: Some caution is advised, see notes on toxicity[].

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The apex is acute-acuminate. A Field Guide Loughmiller, C. As a remedy for internal parasites, the seeds are less potent than the root of Dryopteris foetidissi,a, but they are safer for pregnant women, debilitated patients and children[]. Economic Botany 32, 1 Pages containing links to subscription-only content Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs.

The root is a rich source of starch[]. Image Credits all used with permission: The species is monoecious individual flowers are either male or female, but both sexes can be found on the same plant and is pollinated by Insects.

Based on fossil remains, the fruit of various Cucurbita has been proposed to have been dispersed by mastodons. There is a report that the root is poisonous[].


Cucurbita foetidissima

Go To Encyclopedia of Life Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. Are gourds poisonous, edible?

The stinking gourd is not native to Michigan and has only been found in Berrien county Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. August 27, Are all the Gourds edible?

List of gourds and squashes. Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London. Plant Materials Web Site.

Illinois Plant Foeitdissima Network. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Data Source and Documentation. You will receive a range of benefits including: Retrieved from ” https: This taxon has not yet been assessed.

The foul-tasting mature fruit is poisonous to humans if eaten. The edible roots are sweet and starchy. From the National Suppliers Directory According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations: