• Introduction • Related • Contributors & Bibliography calabash tree (Crescentia cujete), tree of the family Bignoniaceae, 6 to 12 metres (20 to 40 feet) tall

, that grows in Central and South America, the West Indies, and extreme southern Florida. It is often grown as an ornamental; however, it is also used in traditional systems of medicine. The calabash tree produces large spherical fruits, up to 50 cm (20 inches) in diameter, the hard shells of which are useful as bowls, cups, and other water containers when hollowed out. The fruit’s shell encloses a whitish pulp and thin, dark brown seeds. The calabash tree’s flowers have five petals fused in a funnel shape; they are light green and purple-streaked in colour. The tree may flower and fruit at any time of the year. The branches of the calabash are long and spread outward horizontally with almost no secondary branching. The evergreen leaves are about 5–15 cm (2–6 inches) long, are lance-shaped, and taper at the base. Fruits of the unrelated bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria, family Cucurbitaceae) are also known as calabashes calabash stabla (Crescentia cujete), stablo obitelji Bignoniaceae, 6 do 12 metara (20 do 40 metara) visok, koja raste u Srednjoj i Južnoj Americi, Zapadna Indija, i krajnje južne Floride. Često se uzgaja kao ukrasna, međutim, ona je također koristi u tradicionalnim sustavima medicine.Calabash stablo proizvodi velike kuglaste voće, do 50 cm (20 inča) u promjeru, tvrde ljušture koje su korisne kao zdjele, šalice, i ostalim vodenim kontejnerima kada dubi. Ovog voća je oklop encloses bjelkaste celuloze i male, tamne smeđe sjemenke. U Calabash stabla su cvjetovi imaju pet latica stopljenih u obliku lijevka, oni su svjetlo zelene i ljubičaste prošarane boje.Cvijeća i voća stabla može u bilo koje doba godine. Grane u Calabash su duge i širiti prema van horizontalno s gotovo bez sekundarnog grananja. Zimzeleno lišće su oko 5-15 cm (2-6 cm) dok su koplje u obliku i konus na bazu. Plodovi nepovezanim boca tikva (Lagenaria siceraria, obitelj Cucurbitaceae) su također poznat kao calabashes