1. Family: Bignoniaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Crescentia L.
      1. Crescentia alata Kunth

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Central America.

    [FTEA]

    Bignoniaceae, Sally Bidgood, Bernard Verdcourt, Kaj Vollesen. Cobaeaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Habit
    Small tree 3–8 m tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves simple and compound, the latter 3(–5)-foliolate.
    Petiole
    Petioles winged.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets oblanceolate, 1–4.5 × 0.3–1.2 cm.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences borne on trunk, 1–2 flowered.
    Calyx
    Calyx split into two lobes 1.4–1.9 × 0.7–1.4 cm.
    Corolla
    Corolla dark red, campanulate, fleshy, constricted below the limb, 4–6 cm long.
    Fruits
    Fruit spherical or ovoid, 7–10 cm in diameter.
    Note
    Native from Mexico to Costa Rica. Cultivated in Tanzania: Dar es Salaam Botanic Gardens, 21 Nov. 1972, Ruffo 575.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua

    Introduced into:

    Chad, Leeward Is., Panamá, Puerto Rico

    Crescentia alata Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Forman, L.L. [27] 6677.000

    First published in F.W.H.von Humboldt, A.J.A.Bonpland & C.S.Kunth, Nov. Gen. Sp. Pl. 3: 158 (1818 publ. 1819)

    Accepted by

    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
    • Berendsohn, W.G., Gruber, A.K. & Monterrosa Salomón, J. (2009). Nova silva cusatlantica. Árboles nativos e introduciados de El Salvador. Parte 1: Angiospermae - Familias A a L Englera 29-1: 1-438.
    • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
    • Linares, J.L. (2003 publ. 2005). Lista comentado de los árboles nativos y cultivados en la República de El Salvador Ceiba; a Scientific and Technical Journal Published by Zamorano 44: 105-268.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Gentry, A.H. (1980). Bignoniaceae-Part I (Crescentieae and Tourrettieae) Flora Neotropica, Monograph 25(1): 1-130.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • (U.O.P.Z.: 214 (1949) pro parte as C. cujete)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0