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Economic Botany

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The domestication ofcucurbita (Cucurbitaceae)

  • Michael Nee
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Abstract

The genusCucurbita consists of about thirteen species or species groups. “Squashes” have been domesticated independently from five of these thirteen taxa. The wild ancestor for one domesticated squash was identified in the 1930’s, ancestors for two others were determined in the 1980’s, but the wild ancestors of the other two domesticates remain unknown.

Keywords

Wild Species Economic Botany Archaeological Record Storage Root Cucurbita Pepo 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Nee
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  1. 1.New York Botanical GardenBronx

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