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Taxon: Crescentia cujete L.

 
Genus: Crescentia
Family: Bignoniaceae
Tribe: Crescentieae
Nomen number: 12209
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:626. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 08-Apr-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 7 (2 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Human food:
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico (s.)

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S.]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. elsewhere)

    Other (exact native range in neotropics obscure)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  3. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  4. Gentry, A. H. 1980. Bignoniaceae - Part I (Crescentieae and Tourrettieae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 25(1):90.
  5. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978-. Flora de Veracruz.
  6. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  7. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973-. Flora of Ecuador.
  8. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  9. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  10. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  11. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  12. Moreira, P. et al. 2017. Human management and hybridization shape treegourd fruits in the Brazilian Amazon Basin. Evol. Applications 10:577-589.
  13. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  14. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Crescentia cujete L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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.

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=12209. Accessed 22 August 2019.