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Common name

English: Zucchini

German: Zucchini

Mandarin: 西葫芦 (xi hu lu)

Portuguese: Abobrinha, Courgette

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Cucurbitales (25)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (25)(family description)

          Genus: Cucurbita (2)

            Epithet: pepo L. (1)

              Variety: cylindrica Paris

Synonym: Cucurbita elongata Bean ex Schrad.

cylindrica => cylindrical

elongata => elongated, lengthened, drawn out, extended

pepo => fruit like a pumpkin or gourd

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Cucurbita pepo at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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