Native to the Yucatan area of Mexico near sea level among limestone cliffs. Perennial but presumably not winter hardy. It has not been domesticaed but has been crossed with 5 domestic species of squash. It is mostly dominant in these hybrids. AKA Petan gourd.
It sounds like it could be a bridge species to move genes from any domestic squash to any other domestic squash. Maybe its hybrids could be used to develope tropical perennial squash.
I cut and paste. Not only is my spelling getting worse, I have a genetic condition called essential tremer. I have trouble hitting the right keys. So it is either cut and paste or correct 4 or 5 letters on a word that long.