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Taxon: Crescentia alata Kunth

Genus: Crescentia
Family: Bignoniaceae tribe: Crescentieae.
Nomen number: 12207
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 3:123[folio]; 3:158[quarto]. 1819
Name verified on: 08-Apr-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-Sep-2002
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • jícaro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • morrito   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • tecomate   (Source: Dict Gard ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Arenas, F. S. 2004. Etnobotánica y usos potenciales del Cirián (Crescentia alata) en el estado de Morelos, México. Polibotanica 18:13–31.
  • Gentry, A. H. 1980. Bignoniaceae - Part I (Crescentieae and Tourrettieae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 25(1):83.
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978–. Flora de Veracruz.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • St. John, H. 1973. List and summary of the flowering plants in the Hawaiian islands.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948–. Flora malesiana.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Crescentia alata Kunth:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?12207 (22 July 2014)

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