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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Bignoniaceae
Tribus: Crescentieae
Genus: Crescentia
Species: C. alata – C. amazonica – C. cujete – C. linearifolia – C. mirabilis – C. portoricensis

Source(s) of checklist:

Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Crescentia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 29. Reference page.

Name

Crescentia L., 1753
References

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus II: 626. Reference page.

Links

Hassler, M. 2019. Crescentia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 29. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Crescentia in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 29. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Crescentia. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 29 2019.
The Plant List 2013. Crescentia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 29.
Tropicos.org 2019. Crescentia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 Apr. 29.

Vernacular names

Crescentia (calabash tree, huingo, krabasi, or kalebas) is a genus of six species[1][2] of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to southern North America, the Caribbean, Central America northern South America.[1] The species are moderate-size trees growing to 10 m (35 ft) tall, and producing large spherical fruits, with a thin, hard shell and soft pulp,[3] up to 25 cm (10 in) in diameter.[4]

Uses

The fruit pulp is used traditionally for respiratory problems.[5] The hard shell can be used for containers, scoops, cups etc.[3]
Selected species

Crescentia alata
Crescentia cujete
Crescentia portoricensis

References

"Crescentia — The Plant List". www.theplantlist.org. Retrieved 2021-03-26.
"Crescentia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. Archived from the original on 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
"Crescentia cujete (Huingo)". Rainforest Conservation Fund. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
"Calabash Tree Fruit". Mission to Belize. Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
"Calabash tree". Tropilab. Retrieved 2011-09-24.

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