Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

Missouri Gourd

Diegueno - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Hedges, Ken, 1986, Santa Ysabel Ethnobotany, San Diego Museum of Man Ethnic Technology Notes, No. 20, page 17

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Scientific name: Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth
USDA symbol: CUFO (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Missouri Gourd
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Family (APG): Cucurbitaceae
Native American Tribe: Diegueno
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Mashed pulp and seeds boiled in with the wash to whiten the clothes.

RECRD: 2444 id: 11601