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Taxon: Crescentia alata Kunth

 
Genus: Crescentia
Family: Bignoniaceae
Tribe: Crescentieae
Nomen number: 12207
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 3:123[folio]; 3:158[quarto]. 1819
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Apr-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 8 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Arenas, F. S. 2004. Etnobotánica y usos potenciales del Cirián (Crescentia alata) en el estado de Morelos, México. Polibotanica 18:13-31.
  2. Gentry, A. H. 1980. Bignoniaceae - Part I (Crescentieae and Tourrettieae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 25(1):83.
  3. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978-. Flora de Veracruz.
  4. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  5. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  6. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  7. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  8. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  9. St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands
  10. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  11. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  12. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Crescentia alata Kunth :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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?id=12207. Accessed 24 August 2019.