- Art Gallery -


Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Cucurbitales
Familia: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamilia: Cucurbitoideae
Tribus: Benincaseae
Subtribus: Benincasinae
Genus: Lagenaria
Species: L. abyssinica - L. bicornuta - L. breviflora - L. guineensis - L. rufa - L. siceraria - L. sphaerica


Lagenaria Ser., 1825.


Adenopus Benth., Niger Fl. (W.J.Hooker) 372. 1849.
Sphaerosicyos Hook. f., Gen. Pl. (Bentham & Hooker f.) 1(3): 824. 1867.
Sphaerosicyus Post & Kuntze, Lex. Gen. Phan. 528. 1903.


Seringe, N.C. 1825. Mem. Soc. Phys. Geneve 3 (1): 25.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Flaschenkürbisse
English: Squash
Svenska: Flaskkurbitssläktet

Lagenaria is a genus of gourd bearing vines from the family Cucurbitaceae, also known as the "Squash" family. It contains at least seven species, one of which is known as the Calabash (Lagenaria siceraria). Its species fruit can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable or harvested mature, dried, and used as a bottle or utensil.

References and external links

* Pollinators and biological diversity: the case of the bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria) in Kenya.

Plants Images

Biology Encyclopedia

Source: Wikipedia, Wikispecies: All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License