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Sonoran Desert Plants
Cucurbita palmata (Desert Coyote-gourd)

Coffee Pot Mountain


Habitat: valleys
Life Form: vine,non-woody,forb,annual
Leaf Description: alternate
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: summer
Spines: spineless
Family: Cucurbitaceae (gourd family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 12. Eudicots: Campanulaceae to Cucurbitaceae. Phytoneuron 2015-21: 1-39. Published 30 March 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 31 (4.4 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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