Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

Missouri Gourd

Kiowa - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Vestal, Paul A. and Richard Evans Schultes, 1939, The Economic Botany of the Kiowa Indians, Cambridge MA. Botanical Museum of Harvard University, page 53

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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: Kiowa
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Fruit used to cleanse hides and clothes by rubbing the dried fruit into the stains before washing.

RECRD: 0 id: 11612