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Cucurbita
(pumpkin)

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Cucurbita (pumpkin)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Cucurbita
  • Preferred Common Name
  • pumpkin
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Ornamental
  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Vegetable

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Cucurbita sp., leaves and fruit.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
TitleCucurbita sp. - line drawing
CaptionCucurbita sp., leaves and fruit. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
CopyrightPROSEA Foundation
Cucurbita sp., leaves and fruit.

Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.
Cucurbita sp. - line drawingCucurbita sp., leaves and fruit. Reproduced from the series 'Plant Resources of South-East Asia', by kind permission of the PROSEA Foundation, Bogor, Indonesia.PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Cucurbita L.

Preferred Common Name

  • pumpkin

International Common Names

  • English: gourd; squash
  • Spanish: calabaza; zapallo
  • French: citrouille; courge

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kürbis
  • Italy: zucca
  • Netherlands: pompoen
  • Sweden: pumpa

EPPO code

  • CUUSS (Cucurbita sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Violales
  •                         Family: Cucurbitaceae
  •                             Genus: Cucurbita

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Anastrepha grandis (South American cucurbit fruit fly); Arion vulgaris (Spanish slug); Bactrocera caudata; Bemisia tabaci (MEAM1) (silverleaf whitefly); Bemisia tabaci (MED) (silverleaf whitefly); Boeremia exigua var. exigua (leaf spot); Chromatomyia horticola (pea leaf miner); Didymella bryoniae (gummy stem blight of cucurbits); Dysmicoccus brevipes (pineapple mealybug); Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa (European mole cricket); Liriomyza sativae (vegetable leaf miner); Myzus persicae (green peach aphid); Orobanche aegyptiaca (Egyptian broomrape); Parasaissetia nigra (pomegranate scale); Parthenium hysterophorus (parthenium weed); Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (bacterial root rot of sweet potato); Phytophthora cryptogea (tomato foot rot); Podosphaera xanthii (powdery mildew of cucurbits); Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae (bacterial canker or blast (stone and pome fruits)); Spodoptera littoralis (cotton leafworm); Squash leaf curl virus (leaf curl of squash); Xanthomonas cucurbitae (bacterial: pumpkin spot)

Minor host of:

Acalymma vittatum (striped cucumber beetle); Acyrthosiphon kondoi (blue alfalfa aphid); Anagallis arvensis (scarlet pimpernel); Aonidiella orientalis (oriental yellow scale); Aphis spiraecola (Spirea aphid); Athelia rolfsii (sclerotium rot); Aulacaspis tubercularis (mango scale); Botryotinia fuckeliana (grey mould-rot); Brachycaudus helichrysi (leaf-curling plum aphid); Brevipalpus californicus (citrus flat mite); Ceroplastes ceriferus (Indian wax scale); Coccus hesperidum (brown soft scale); Colletotrichum brevisporum; Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus; Diabrotica barberi (northern corn rootworm); Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (western corn rootworm); Dociostaurus maroccanus (Moroccan locust); Haematonectria haematococca (dry rot of potato); Leptoglossus zonatus; Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Meloidogyne ethiopica (Root-knot nematode); Orobanche ramosa (branched broomrape); Phenacoccus solani; Phenacoccus solenopsis (cotton mealybug); Phytophthora capsici (stem and fruit rot of Capsicum); Planococcus citri (citrus mealybug); Pratylenchus brachyurus (root-lesion nematode); Pseudococcus jackbeardsleyi (Jack Beardsley mealybug); Pseudomonas marginalis pv. marginalis (lettuce marginal leaf blight); Serratia marcescens; Sicyos angulatus (burcucumber)

Wild host of:

Diabrotica balteata (banded cucumber beetle)

Associated with (not a host):

Frankliniella schultzei (cotton thrips); Serratia plymuthica; Trichothecium roseum (fruit rot of tomato)

Host of (source - data mining):

Alternaria cucumerina (cucumber blight); Anasa tristis (squash bug); Asymmetrasca decedens; Aulacophora femoralis (galerucid, orange brown); Bactrocera scutellata (striped fruit fly); Ceratitis rosa (Natal fruit fly); Colletotrichum coccodes (anthracnose); Dacus frontalis; Diaphania hyalinata (melon worm); Empoasca; Empoasca abrupta (leafhopper, western potato); Empoasca decipiens (leafhopper, cotton); Empoasca recurvata; Epilachna cucurbitae; Epilachna pusillanima (potato epilachna); Fusarium oxysporum (basal rot); Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. lagenariae (wilt: calabash gourd); Fusarium solani f.sp. cucurbitae (root rot: cucurbits); Gibberella acuminata (stalk rot of maize); Gibberella baccata (collar rot of coffee); Gibberella intricans (damping-off of safflower); Gibberella pulicaris (basal canker of hop); Lygus disponsi; Melittia cucurbitae (squash vine borer); Phthia picta (black bug); Phytophthora citricola (black hop root rot); Phytophthora drechsleri (watermelon fruit rot); Plectosphaerella cucumerina; Pseudomonas syringae (bacterial blast); Septoria cucurbitacearum (leaf spot: Cucurbitaceae); Tarsonemus bilobatus; Tetranychus neocaledonicus (spider mite); Trialeurodes vaporariorum (whitefly, greenhouse); Watermelon mosaic virus 1 (WMV - strain 1); Zucchini yellow fleck virus

Uses List

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General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Vegetable

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical