Taxon: Sicana odorifera (Vell.) Naudin

 
Genus: Sicana
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Cucurbiteae
Nomen number: 33879
Place of publication: Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 4, 18:180, t. 8. 1862
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 25 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • casabanana  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • cassabanana  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • musk-cucumber  (Source: Cornucopia) - English
  • calebasse zombi  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • coroá  (Source: Dict Gard) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cruá  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • curuá  (Source: Dict Gard) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • curubá  (Source: Dict Gard) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • melão-caboclo  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cohombro de olor  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Dict Gard; L Edible Pl)

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin South America

    Cultivated:

    . cult. in neotropics

References:

  • Webster's third new international dictionary. 1961 (Websters Dict)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:178-187, 189-191.
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)

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Images:

  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image