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GENETICAL STUDIES IN LAGENARIA LEUCANTHA (DUCHS.) RUSBY: (L. VULGARIS Ser.)

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Lagenaria leucantha, generaliy called as bottle gourd, is among the oldest cultivated
plants. It has been grown in India from time immemorial. Remains of gourds
of the genus
Lagenaria have been found in Egyptian tombs of the twelfth dynasty
of about 2200 to 200 B.C. Roxburgh (1820-32), Hooker (1872-93) and Decandolle
(1884) have recorded it as being indigenous to India. According to Decandolle
(1884) India, Moluccas, Abyssinia and Egypt were the original homes of the bottle
gourd where it grew wild and from where it was introduced to other tropical and
sub-tropical countries.
  

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Year: 1950
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Article DOI: NA
Print ISSN: 0019-5200
Online ISSN: 0975-6906

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