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Basic Collection Information and Status
Gourd (Lagenaria siceraria, Cucurbitaceae)
Cultural Affiliation   multiple
Collection Site   Colorado, United States (latitude: 38°; altitude: 14,200 ft / 4,300 m)
Collection Year   1981
Accession Status   Active
Catalog Information and Instructions
Peyote CeremonialM029
A small (2-4") bilobal or dipper gourd used for crafts and as rattles by the Native American Church.
Current availability of this variety is summarized below. We encourage the use of these seeds to benefit humanity and strive to facilitate access through a number of channels.
        Seeds of this variety are not currently available for distribution. If you are interested in this accession for research, seed increase, or repatriation purposes, please contact us.
Collection Site
The circle in the map below shows the area where this accession was collected (why isn't the precise locality shown
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The Native Seeds/SEARCH digital photo collection for this accession is provided below.
M01-022 CC'19 Fr3M01-022 CC'19 Fr4M01-022 CC'19 Fr2M01-022 CC'19 P1 Fr1M01-022 CC'19 P1M01-022 CF05 Fr4M01-022 CF05 L1M01-022 CF05 P2M01-022 CF05 S1M01-022 CF05 Fr2M01-022 CF05 Fr5M01-022 Fr1
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Characterization and Evaluation
The table below lists observations of this accession's characteristics (why are characters sometimes listed more than once
?For some accessions, observations of a particular trait have been recorded over more than one season or location; these are indicated by the different values in the Lot column.
CharacterObservationLot, Frequency and CommentsCharacter Description (Source and Code)
fruit shapeDumbbelllot: CF '05 (Bioversity 4.2.3: 8)
fruit shapeBiloballot: CF '05 (Bioversity 4.2.3: 8)
habitProstratelot: CF '05 (Bioversity 4.1.1: 7)
notePositive for Squash Mosaic Virus, neg. for CMV 8/24/05lot: CF '05
secondary skin colorCreamlot: CF '05 (Bioversity 4.2.6: 4)
skin colorGreenlot: CF '05 (Bioversity 4.2.5: 2)
skin patternSpeckledlot: CF '05 (Bioversity 4.2.7: 1)
skin textureSmoothlot: CF '05 (Bioversity 4.2.8: 1)
stem-end fruit shapeFlattenedlot: CF '05 (Bioversity 6.2.5: 3)
tendrilsPresentlot: CF '05 (Bioversity 6.1.5: *)
Gourd IntroductionCultivation InstructionsSeed Saving Instructions
The earliest known domesticated plant. Used for ladles, rattles, canteens or containers, as well as musical instruments. Can be carved, burned or painted.Sow 1" deep after soil warms in spring (scarify for better germination). The long climbing vines require plenty of room. Plant next to a fence or trellis, or in basins under a tree. Requires plenty of water throughout the long growing season.Annual. Varieties will cross-pollinate. The night-blooming white flowers are moth-pollinated. Fruits should mature on the plant until the stems are brown and the fruit lightweight, or until frost. Dry until the gourds are beige and the seed can be loosened by shaking.
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