TITLE

DIVERSIDAD E IMPORTANCIA DE LA FAMILIA CUCURBITACEAE EN MEXICO

AUTHOR(S)
Lira, Rafael; Rodriguez-Jimenez, Concepcion; Alvarado, Jose L.; Rodriguez, Isela; Castrejon, Javier; Dominguez-Mariani, Antonio
PUB. DATE
April 1998
SOURCE
Acta Botanica Mexicana;1998, Issue 42, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this paper a general overview of the taxonomic and floristic knowledge of the family Cucurbitaceae in Mexico is presented. The family is represented in this country by 137 taxa (species and infraspecific categories), belonging to 38 genera of its two subfamilies (Zanonioideae and Cucurbitoideae). Thirteen of the taxa are mainly crops for human consumption, the rest growing wild, of which more than 50% are endemic to relatively small areas of the country. Some of the wild taxa are closely related to crops of worldwide importance, and several are used mainly in folk medicine in various regions of the country.
ACCESSION #
20234322

 

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