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Coyote gourds (Cucurbita spp.)

C. cordata, Baja California

C. digitata X palmata, Ocotillo, California

C. foetidissima root section
The tuberous-rooted cucurbits can be considered root-succulents. The above-ground parts are nonsucculent.



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