Taxon: Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.

 
Genus: Lagenaria
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 21385
Place of publication: Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 3(3):435. 1930
Name Verified on: 19-Sep-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Nov-2006
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 697 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (young fruits fide Pl Res SEAs 8:191. 1993; Cornucopia)
  • Gene sources: graft stock relative for watermelon (fide ScientHort 127:108. 2010)
  • Materials: carved material (shells of fruits for containers, musical instruments fide Biol Cucurb 326. 1990; fishing floats, Econ Bot 53:101. 1999)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kellerman et al., as Lagenaria leucantha)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin paleotropics

    Native:

  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Zimbabwe

  • Naturalized:

    . widely natzd. in tropics

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