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yannisplt
Feb 5, 2015 1:20 PM CST
yannisplt said:Hello, thank you for the invitation.
I have a question about gourd seeds.There is a musical instrument in brasil called 'berimbau' and it has a specific gourd variety, so is it possible to know what is the gourd variety?
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Feb 5, 2015 1:41 PM CST
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woofie
Feb 5, 2015 1:54 PM CST
Wikipedia yielded this information:
"Calling the Cabaça a gourd is technically a mistake. As far as Brazilian berimbaus are concerned, the fruit used for the berimbau's resonator, while still known in Brazil as 'cabaça', is not technically a gourd (family Cucurbitaceae); instead, it is the fruit of an unrelated species, the tree Crescentia cujete (family Bignoniaceae), known in Brazil as calabaça, cueira and cuia (ref.: O Estado de São Paulo, 6–12 April 2011, Suplemento Agrícola, page 2) or cabaceira (Houaiss Dictionary)."

Calabash Tree (Crescentia cujete)

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greene
Feb 5, 2015 4:33 PM CST
Calabash tree link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescentia_cujete
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