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Mayo Bilobal Gourd

Lageneria siceroria

Description:

Ornamental gourd with two lobes, one small, one medium sized. Grown near the Mayo River in Sonora, Mexico. Considered the earliest known domesticated plant. Dried gourds are used for ladles, rattles, drinking canteens and musical instruments. They can be carved, wood burned, and painted.

Habitat:

Tohono Chul Park

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1 Comment

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 8 years ago

Interesting plant!

joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Tucson, Arizona, USA

Spotted on Nov 9, 2012
Submitted on Nov 25, 2012

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