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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
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-Sep-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 698 (452 active, 177 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (young fruits) vegetable
  • Materials: carved material (fishing floats)
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fias Lagenaria leucantha)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Zimbabwe


    Naturalized (widely natzd. in tropics)

    Other (origin paleotropics)

References:

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Check other web resources for Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl. :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?21385. Accessed 20 July 2019.