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Crescentia cujete
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Bignoniaceae
Genus: Crescentia
Species: C. cujete
Binomial name
Crescentia cujete

Crescentia cujete, also known as the calabash tree is a plant native to Central and South America. It is a dicotyledonous plant with tripinnate leaves.

Ethnomedical Uses

  • The parts used include the fruit and seeds.

External links


Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Crescentia cujete


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids I
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Bignoniaceae
Tribus: Crescentieae
Genus: Crescentia
Species: Crescentia cujete


Crescentia cujete L.


  • Species Plantarum 2:626. 1753
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

Vernacular names

Italiano: Albero delle zucche
Wikimedia Commons For more multimedia, look at Crescentia cujete on Wikimedia Commons.


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