When time and funding permit, each flower (each plant species) will have its own page, and its own PDF, and eventually its own PPT so that professors and students have plenty of material on Guatemala (and Honduras, etc) to study.

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Bibliography on jícaro, Crescentia alata

Jicaro, Crescentia alata, is a tree of great importance for ethnobotany, the Mayans used their dried fruits for the manufacture of bowls. In addition, jicaro has a significant nutritional value and has antibacterial properties, so it is also considered as a medicinal plant. Due to its importance for the elaboration of utensils, its medicinal and nutritional value, it is a species of interest for students and researchers.

PDF, Articles, Books on Crescentia alata

  • LÓPEZ, T. P, LÓPEZ, L. and L. FERRUFINO
  • 2014
  • Anatomía de los órganos vegetativos y reproductivos de Crescentia alata y Crescentia cujete (Bignoniaceae). Portal de la Ciencia. No. 6. Pages 27-36.

    Available Online:
    www.lamjol.info/index.php/PC/article/view/1839/1646
  • LUNA, G. R.
  • 2007
  • Análisis fisicoquímico y evaluación del rendimiento de extracción del aceite de semilla de morro (Crescentia alata HBK) proveniente de las regiones de Estanzuela, Zacapa y San Agustín Acasaguastlán, El Progreso. 153 pages.

    Available Online:
    http://biblioteca.usac.edu.gt/tesis/08/08_1036_Q.pdf
  • MARTÍNEZ, J. N.
  • 2011
  • Estado actual y valor de uso etnobotánico de las especies vegetales utilizadas en la industria artesanal alfarera del municipio de Guatajiagua, Morazán El Salvador. Universidad de El Salvador. 54 pages.

    Available Online:
    http://ri.ues.edu.sv/8952/1/19200931.pdf
  • PÍO, J. F., PÁZ, S., LÓPEZ, M. A., URIBE, M., WILLMS, K., LÓPEZ, G., MONTES, J. and F. DELGADO
  • 2013
  • Actividad antibacteriana de extractos de frutos de nanchi (Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Kunth), arrayán (Psidium sartorianum (O. Berg) Nied.) y ayale (Crescentia alata Kunth). Boletín Latinoamericano y del Caribe de Plantas Medicinales y Aromáticas. Vol. 12, No. 4. Pages 356-364.

    Available Online:
    www.redalyc.org/html/856/85628141003/
  • SÁNCHES, N. and T. ALVAREZ
  • 2000
  • Palinofagia de los murciélagos del género Glossophaga (Mammalia: chiroptera) en México. Acta Zool. Mex. No. 81. Pages 23-62.

    Available Online:
    www.scielo.org.mx/pdf/azm/n81/n81a3.pdf
  • SOLARES, F.
  • 2004
  • Etnobotánica y usos potenciales del cirián (Crescentia alata, H.B.K.) en el Estado de Morelos. Polibotánica. No. 18. Pages 13-31.

    Available Online:
    www.redalyc.org/html/621/62101802/

 

Suggested webpages with photos and information on Crescentia alata

www.conabio.gob.mx/conocimiento/info_especies/arboles/doctos/10-bigno1m.pdf
Information.

www.arbolesdecentroamerica.info/index.php/es/species/item/download/79_6888748cd1d267550aa21e68cef6ff9e
Information.

www.tropicos.org/name/03700258?projectid=7
Information and photos.

www.medicinatradicionalmexicana.unam.mx/monografia.php?l=3&t=Crescentia_alata&id=7347
Information.

http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Crescentia+alata
Information and photos.

http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/CrescentiaAlataCalabash.pdf
Information and photos.

www.acguanacaste.ac.cr/paginas_especie/magnoliophyta/bignoniaceae/crescentia_alata/c_alata9jul98/c_alata9jul98.html
Photos.

www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-320508
Synonyms.

 

First posted, January, 2018

 

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