Flora of New York/Cucurbitales

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Flora of New York — Cucurbitales
Malpighiales (1):
Hypericaceae, Podostemaceae, Elatinaceae
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The Cucurbitales is primarily a tropical order of pants[1] and contains fewer than a dozen species known to grow in the wild in New York. All of these species are in the family Cucurbitaceae, and only two of them are considered native to New York State. The remainder have been known to escape from cultivation in the state, but none of them appear to persist for long.[2]

  1. P. F. Stevens (2001-2015). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 14, April 2015
  2. Cucurbitaceae Troy Weldy & David Werier (2013) New York Flora Atlas. New York Flora Association, Albany, New York.
Order Family Tribe Genera G T
Cucurbitales Cucurbitaceae Thladiantheae Thladiantha (Manchu tubergourd) 1 1
Bryonieae Ecballium (squirting-cucumber) 1 1
Sicyoeae Echinocystis (wild cucumber)
Sicyos (burr cucumber)
2 2
Benincaseae Citrullus (watermelon)
Cucumis (melon)
Lagenaria (bottle gourd)
3 5
Cucurbiteae Cucurbita (squash, pumpkin) 1 2

Family Cucurbitaceae[edit]

The tribe names and their sequence used here for the Cucurbitaceae (gourd family) are from Schaefer & Renner (2011).[1]

Tribe Thladiantheae[edit]

Genus Thladiantha[edit]

Mitchell (1997)[1] lists Thladiantha dubia (Manchu tubergourd) as naturalized in New York. However, the New York Flora Atlas shows that no vouchered specimens have yet been collected for this plant.

Cucurbitaceaetribe Thladiantheaegenus Thladiantha
ThladianthaBunge Thladiantha N.Y. Status Images Distribution 1
 Bunge

1833. Thladiantha dubia Bunge
Manchu tubergourd,
Goldencreeper,
Wild potato,
Red-hailstone

Thladianthe douteuse
Introduced from
 China, Korea,
No specimens
Thladiantha dubia 001 by peganum.jpg
Thladiantha dubia NY-dist-map.png
NYFA-X
USDA-XX
NEW Can
ARS 
Trop.


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  1. Richard S. Mitchell (ed.) (1979). A checklist of New York State plants. Contributions of a Flora of New York State, Checklist IV. New York State Bulletin No. 490. Page 86. New York State Museum, Albany.

Tribe Bryonieae[edit]

Genus Ecballium[edit]

Cucurbitaceaetribe Bryonieaegenus Ecballium
Ecballium Squirting-cucumber N.Y. Status Images Distribution 1
 (L.) Rich.

1753. Momordica elaterium  L.
1824. Ecballium elaterium  (L.) Rich.
Squirting cucumber,
Exploding cucumber

Momordique
Introduced from
 Eurasia,
 northern Africa,
Impersistent
Ecballium elaterium 002.JPG
Ecballium elaterium NY-dist-map.png
NYFA-X
USDA-X0

ARS 



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Tribe Sicyoeae[edit]

Genus Echinocystis[edit]

Echinocystis (wild cucumber) is a monotypic genus

Cucurbitaceaetribe Sicyoeaegenus Echinocystis
Echinocystis Wild cucumber N.Y. Status Images Distribution 1
(Michx.) Torr. & A.Gray

1803. Sicyos lobatus  Michx.
1840. Echinocystis lobata  Torr. & A.Gray
1890. Micrampelis lobata  Greene
Wild cucumber,
Prickly cucumber,
Wild balsam-apple,
Wild mock-cucumber

Concombre grimpant,
Concombre sauvage,
Échinocyste lobé,
Échinocystis lobé
Native,
Secure

Wetland FAC-FACW

Annual,
Herb-vine
Echinocystis lobata5268079.jpg
Echinocystis lobata NY-dist-map.png
NYFA-5
USDA-NN
NEW Can
ARS ITIS
Trop.


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Genus Sicyos[edit]

Cucurbitaceaetribe Sicyoeaegenus Sicyos
Sicyos Burr cucumber N.Y. Status Images Distribution 1
 L.

1753. Sicyos "angulata"  L.
One-seeded burr-cucumber,
Oneseed burr cucumber,
Angled burr cucumber,
Wall burr cucumber,
Burr cucumber

Sicyos anguleux
Native,
Secure

Wetland FACU-FACW

Annual,
Herb-vine
Sicyos angulatus 5309047 4x3.jpg
Sicyos angulatus NY-dist-map.png
NYFA-5
USDA-NN
NEW Can
ARS ITIS
Trop.


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Tribe Benincaseae[edit]

Genus Citrullus[edit]

Cucurbitaceaetribe Benincaseaegenus Citrullus
Citrullus Watermelon N.Y. Status Images Distribution 1
Colocynth,
Bitter apple,
Bitter cucumber,
Egusi,
Vine of Sodom
Introduced,
Impersistent
Citrullus colocynthis 001.JPG
Citrullus colocynthis NY-dist-map.png
NYFA-X
USDA-X0





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Genus Cucumis[edit]

Cucurbitaceaetribe Benincaseaegenus Cucumis
Cucumis Melon N.Y. Status Images Distribution 3
 L.
West Indian cucumber,
West Indian gherkin
Introduced,
Impersistent
Cucumis anguria.JPGImg spacer 2x87.pngCucumis anguria .JPG
Cucumis anguria NY-dist-map.png
NYFA-X
USDA-XX





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Cantaloupe Introduced,
Impersistent
Meloen vrucht met bloem.jpg
Cucumis melo NY-dist-map.png
NYFA-X
USDA-XW





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Garden cucumber Introduced,
Impersistent
Cucumis sativus01.jpg
Cucumis sativus NY-dist-map.png
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USDA-XW





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Genus Lagenaria[edit]

Cucurbitaceaetribe Benincaseaegenus Lagenaria
Lagenaria Gourd N.Y. Status Images Distribution 1
 (Molina) Standl.

Cucurbita lagenaria
Cucurbita siceraria
Lagenaria leucantha
Lagenaria vulgaris
Bottle gourd,
White-flowered gourd
Introduced,
Impersistent
Starr 070308-5274 Lagenaria siceraria.jpg
Lagenaria siceraria NY-dist-map.png
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USDA-XX





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Tribe Cucurbiteae[edit]

Genus Cucurbita[edit]

Cucurbitaceaetribe Cucurbiteaegenus Cucurbita
Cucurbita Gourd N.Y. Status Images Distribution 2
 Duchesne

Pepo maximus
Winter squash Introduced,
Impersistent
Cucurbita maxima 02.JPG
Cucurbita maxima NY-dist-map.png
NYFA-X
USDA-XX





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Cucurbita moschata
Pepo moschatus
Pepo pepo
Pepo vulgaris
Field pumpkin Introduced,
Impersistent
Cucurbita pepo - end of vine with ants.jpg
Cucurbita pepo NY-dist-map.png
NYFA-X
USDA-MW





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