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KERALA PLANTS - DVD
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  Crescentia cujete
 
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  Family: BIGNONIACEAE
  Citation:  Crescentia cujete L., Sp. Pl. 626. 1753
  Malayalam Name(s): Thiruvattakkai
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Beggers bowl, Calabash Tree, Krabasi, Kalebas, Huingo
  Description: Small trees up to 8 m high. Leaves in scattered fascicle; leaflets 5-15 x 1.5-4 cm obspathulate, acute or obtuse at apex, cuneate at base. Flowers solitary or in pairs, borne on main trunk or mature branches. Calyx 2-lobed to the base. Corolla bell-shaped, 5-8 cm long, yellow, white or pale green with purplish or brown markings; lobes 5, unequal. Stamens 4, didynamous, 5th one rudimentary; sitgma bilamellate. Fruits broadly ellipsoid to globular, smooth, greenish yellow or black, 12-30 cm in across; seeds many, embed in the pulp.
  Habit: Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Thrissur, Wayanad, Kozhikkode, Kollam, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad, Malappuram
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown in gardens
  Distribution: Native of South America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Green, Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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