Cucurbita ficifolia

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Cucurbita ficifolia
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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Cucurbita ficifolia, Bouch6 (C. melanosperma, A. Br.). St. very long, stout, becoming somewhat woody: Lvs. pale green, often marbled, m outline ovate or suborbicular, cordate at base, roundly 5-lobed and the sinus rounded: calyx-tube short and campanulate: fr. large (often 1 ft. long), fleshy, round-ovoid, white-striped, the flesh white; seeds ovate, black. E. Asia, but widely cult, in warm countries for its ornamental watermelon-like frs. A var. mexicana, Hort. (C. mexicana, Spreng.), is mentioned, with seeds twice the size of those of the type, and said to grow wild in the neighborhood of Mazatlan, Mex. CH

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