Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

Missouri Gourd

Mahuna - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Romero, John Bruno, 1954, The Botanical Lore of the California Indians, New York. Vantage Press, Inc., page 39

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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: Mahuna
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Roots used as soap bars for washing clothes.

RECRD: 46813 id: 11616