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Calabash

Crescentia cujete

Description:

ranging in size from4-8 inches indiameter

Habitat:

saw these in many places where there was room for a tall tree

Notes:

was told they were gourds of some sort; they are dry very dark and hard and are often etched as souvenirs

1 species ID suggestions

ceherzog
ceherzog 3 years ago
Calabash Tree
Crescentia Cujete Crescentia cujete

2 Comments

auntnance123
auntnance123 2 years ago

It's a type of tree-borne gourd. They dry hard and hollow and are often etched as souvenirs (as in the third photo).

chebeagueschool
chebeagueschool 2 years ago

Is this a mango?

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Lat: 9.88, Long: -85.53

Spotted on Jan 30, 2011
Submitted on Apr 6, 2011

Reference

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