Cucurbita maxima Duchesne


Genus: Cucurbita

Catalan common name: Carabassera de patatera. Carbassera d'Egipte. Carbassera de bou. Carbassera de menjar. Carbassera de peça. Carbassera de rabequet. Rabequera. Rabeques.

Spanish common name: Calabaza confitera. Calabaza de Guinea. Calabaza de sidra. Calabaza pataquera. Calabaza romana. Calabaza totanera. Zapallo.

General distribution (Phytogeography): South America

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Terophyte.

Habitats: Cultivated species. Vegetable garden.

Characteristics: An herbaceous plant with very large coriforme and hairy leaves. The flowers are very robust, yellow and solitary. The fruits are very characteristic and well known by all; the gourd and the pumpkin are good examples.