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Crescentia cujete Calabash tree Majapahit Bignoniaceae
 

Crescentia cujete, Calabash tree, Pohon majapahit

 
Crescentia cujete, Calabash tree, Pohon majapahit

A small evergreen tropical tree growing up to a height Crescentia cujete, Calabash tree, Pohon majapahitof 8 mtr 25'.
It has a rough bark and simple leaves.
Calabash tree has cauliflorus flowers that appear directly from nodes on the trunk and branches.
The flowers bloom at night. The fruits develop after pollination by bats: they are large, up to 35 cm 14' in diameter and globulose with a hard green woody shell.
Inside there is a pulp that has medicinal applications.
The flat seeds are small and embedded in pulp.
In "Suriname's traditional medicine", the fruit pulp is used for respiratory problems (asthma).
Propagation: seeds, cuttings.
Culture: full sun, well drained soils; has some salt tolerance.

 
Crescentia cujete, Calabash tree, Pohon majapahit Crescentia cujete, Calabash tree, Pohon majapahit Crescentia cujete, Calabash tree, Pohon majapahit
 

  

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