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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 7/31/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 7/31/2013)
Genus Lagenaria Ser.
PlaceOfPublication MWm. Soc. Phys. Geneve 3(1): 25. 1825.
Note TYPE: L. vulgaris Ser.
Description Annual, monoecious, tendriled vines; stems 5- to 10-sulcate. Leaves petiolate, simple; petiole biglandular at the apex; tendrils 2-branched. Staminate flowers solitary, long pedunculate; hypanthium narrow campanulate or funnelform; calyx 5-lobate; petals 5, white, free to the base; stamens 3, borne on the hypanthium wall, the filaments free, the anthers free or slightly connate, 1 unilocular, 2 bi- locular, the theca flexuous; pistillodium glandiform. Pistillate flowers solitary, axillary; hypanthium tube cupuliform; corolla as in the staminate; ovary ovoid to cylindrical, 3-carpellate, the ovules numerous, horizontal, the style short, thick, the stigmas 3, bilobate thick; staminodia 3, minute. Fruits yellowish or whitish, variable in shape and size, usually large, indehiscent, the cortex woody, the flesh spongy; seeds white, obovate to triangular, compressed, marginate, the apex truncate or bidentate, rarely rounded.
Habit vines
Note This is a monotypic genus with two subspecies: L. siceraria (Molina) Standl. var. siceraria occurring in the Americas and Africa and L. siceraria subsp. asi- atica (Kobiakova) Heiser occurring in Asia and the Pacific region. Only the former subspecies is found in Panama
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