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Common name

English: Calabash

German: Kalebassenbaum

Portuguese: Árvore da cuia, Cujeté

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2110)

      Order: Scrophulariales (98)

        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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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