Cucurbitaceae Cucurbita foetidissima Kunth

Missouri Gourd

Papago - Other, Soap

Use documented by:
Castetter, Edward F. and Ruth M. Underhill, 1935, Ethnobiological Studies in the American Southwest II. The Ethnobiology of the Papago Indians, University of New Mexico Bulletin 4(3):1-84, page 52

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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: Papago
Use category: Other
Use sub-category: Soap
Notes: Fruits dried, grated into soapy water and used to bleach clothes.

RECRD: 43612 id: 11627