Taxon  Report   2511 
Cucurbita palmata  S. Watson
Coyote gourd,  Coyote melon
Cucurbita palmata
© 2004 James M. Andre
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Cucurbita palmata
© 2005 Dee E. Warenycia
Cucurbita palmata
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Cucurbita palmata, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cucurbita palmata
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Genus: Cucurbita
Creosote Bush Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, Valley Grassland
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Cucurbita californica
More information about  Cucurbita palmata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Jan 16, 2018).

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