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The Crescentia cujete: Calabash Tree, Or Higuero


Crescentia (Calabash tree, higuero, huingo, krabasi, or kalebas, not to be confused with the calabash vine) is a genus of six species of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to southern Florida, the Caribbean, southern Mexico, Central America and northern South America. The species are small trees growing to 10 m tall, and producing large spherical fruits up to half a meter in diameter.

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