Crescentia L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 626 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Mexico to Tropical America.

Descriptions

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.
[FSOM]

Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0