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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America.
Crescentia cujete

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Trees
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or alternate, simple or 3-foliolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 1 or 2 together, open at night
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx cup-shaped
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla tubular-campanulate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens included
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits subglobose with woody wall
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds flat, without wings, scattered throughout pulp of fruit.
Distribution
Six species in tropical America.

Native to:

Aruba, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil North, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Bangladesh, Benin, Brazil Southeast, Caroline Is., Chad, Comoros, Ecuador, Galápagos, Gambia, Marianas, Trinidad-Tobago

Crescentia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hinton, G.B. [7279], Mexico 25702.000
Robbins, S.K. [33], Montserrat 77596.000

First published in Sp. Pl.: 626 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Fischer, E., Theisen, I. & Lohmann, L.G. in Kubitkzki, K. (ed.) (2004). Bignoniaceae The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 7: 9-38. Springer.
  • Gentry, A.H. (1980). Bignoniaceae-Part I (Crescentieae and Tourrettieae) Flora Neotropica, Monograph 25(1): 1-130.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Grose, S.O. & Olmstead, R.G. (2007). Taxonomic revisions in the polyphyletic genus Tabebuia s. l. (Bignoniaceae) Systematic Botany 32: 660-670.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, (2000) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0