Crescentia cujete L.

Common name

English: Calabash

German: Kalebassenbaum

Portuguese: ├ürvore da cuia, Cujet├ę

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Scrophulariales (99)

        Family: Bignoniacea (19) (family description)

          Genus: Crescentia (2)

           Epithet: cujete L. (1)

Synonym: Crescentia fasciculata Miers

cujete => derived from an aboriginal name for Crescentia cujete

fasciculata => clustered, growing in bundles

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: tree

Flower colour: green, white

External links

Check for Crescentia cujete at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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