Cucurbita moschata

Scientific name: Cucurbita moschata Duchesne
Synonym: Cucurbita pepo var. moschata Duch. ex Lam.
Botanical family: CUCURBITACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)

Dominican Republic:

  • auyama


  • jiroumou
  • jiwomon

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Annual herbaceous, trailing vine. Stem slightly woody, rounded or slightly 5-angled; tendrils coiling and branching; leaves simple, shallowly lobed, pubescent 20 x 30 cm, petiole 12-30 cm long; flowers unisexual, solitary, petals yellowish-orange, up to 15 cm long; fruits dull in colour, globose, sometimes cylindrical or pyriform, at least 15cm long, often with rounded ridges.








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