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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Crescentia cujete L.
Black calabash

Crescentia cujete
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Bignoniaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Collected between 1838 and 1853 by John Loomis Blodgett on the island of Key West, but apparently never naturalized in the Florida Keys. Sparingly cultivated.

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Crescentia cujete
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley