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Bignoniaceae, Parmentiera spp? – Jalisco, Mexico

September 25, 2014

This looks like a Parmentiera spp., of the Bignoniaceae family. Possibly Parmentiera aculeata? I took the photos last week in coastal Jalisco, Mexico. A guy I work with propagated a number of plants from seed he collected in his village. Any ID suggestions greatly appreciated. Here’s a link to Crescentia alata, the Mexican calabash tree, a Parmentiera relative also native to the region. Here are a few other previous posts on members of the Bignoniaceae family.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2014 10:08:04 pm

    Parmentiera for sure. “Cow okra”. It’s in cultivation here.

    • September 25, 2014 10:08:02 pm

      Thanks. Cultivated for the fruit? or as ornamental?

      • September 25, 2014 10:08:53 pm

        Mainly as a curiosity in bot. gardens, along with Parmentiera cereifera (Candle Tree). Calabash, False Calabash, and Winged Calabash are also around quite a bit.

  2. September 25, 2014 10:08:05 pm

    Parmentiera for sure. “Cow okra”. It’s in cultivation here, makes lots of fruits.

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