Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

Missouri Gourd

Luiseno - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Sparkman, Philip S., 1908, The Culture of the Luiseno Indians, University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 8(4):187-234, page 210

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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: Luiseno
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Fruit used as soap to clean miscellaneous articles.

RECRD: 30874 id: 11614