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

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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). 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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