Lagenaria

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Lagenaria
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The calabash (L. siceraria) belongs to the Lagenaria genus.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamily: Cucurbitoideae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Subtribe: Benincasinae
Genus: Lagenaria
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Species

Lagenaria abyssinica
Lagenaria breviflora
Lagenaria guineensis
Lagenaria rufa
Lagenaria siceraria
Lagenaria sphaerica
Lagenaria vulgaris

Synonyms

Lagenaria is a genus of gourd-bearing vines from the family Cucurbitaceae, also known as the squash family. It contains at least seven species, one of which is known as the calabash (Lagenaria siceraria).[1] Its species' fruit can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable or harvested mature, dried, and used as a bottle or utensil.

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