EPPO Global Database

Cucurbita melopepo(CUUPM)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CUUPM
  • Preferred name: Cucurbita melopepo
  • Authority: Linnaeus


This name relates to all cultivated forms, edible or ornamental, related to the wild North American species C. texana and C. fraterna, including in particular scallops, pattypans, crooknecks, straightnecks, acorns, summer squash, spaghetti squash. These forms may also occur naturalized

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cucurbita melopepo subsp. melopepo Linnaeus
Cucurbita ovifera Linnaeus
Cucurbita pepo subsp. ovifera (Linnaeus) D.S. Decker
Cucurbita pepo var. condensa Bailey
Cucurbita pepo var. melopepo (Linnaeus) Alefeld
Cucurbita pepo var. patissonia Grebenshchikov
Cucurbita subverrucosa Willdenow
Cucurbita verrucosa Linnaeus
Pepo ovifer (Linnaeus) Petermann

Common names
Name Language
bush pumpkin English
bush squash English
gem squash English
Bischofsmütze German
Melonenkürbis German
pâtisson French
patisonai Lithuanian