EPPO Global Database

Crescentia cujete(KTQCU)

Last modification: 2016-06-05

Basic information
  • EPPO code: KTQCU
  • Preferred name: Crescentia cujete
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northern). The wood, seeds, fruits and empty fruit shells (calabashes) are put to many domestic uses. Introduced in Malesia, western Africa

Common names
Name Language
calabash tree English
gourd tree English
Kalebassenbaum German
arbre à calebasses French
calebassier French
árbol de las calabazas Spanish
calabasa Spanish
cujete Spanish
higüera Spanish
taparo Spanish
totumo Spanish
albero di zucca Italian
kalebasboom Dutch
árvore-de-cuia Portuguese
cabaça Portuguese
cabaceira Portuguese
cuieira Portuguese
cuitê Portuguese
горлянковое дерево Russian
калебасовое дерево Russian
drzewo kalebasowe Polish
dzbaniwo kalebasowe Polish
krescencja Polish