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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. Last Changed: 29-Sep-2016
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 698 (452 active, 180 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

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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  9. Decker-Walters, D. S. et al. 2004. Discovery and genetic assessment of wild bottle gourd [Lagenaria siceraria (Mol.) Standley; Cucurbitaceae] from Zimbabwe Econ. Bot. 58:501-508.
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Check other web resources for Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl. :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=21385. Accessed 20 October 2018.