An illustration depicting Native American water vessels:A. Iroquois vessel of birchbarkB. Zuni woven water bottleC. Hauasupai boiling basket

Native American baskets

An illustration depicting Native American water vessels: A. Iroquois vessel of birchbark B. Zuni woven…

A tree of tropical America bearing a gourd like fruit. The hard shell of which is applied to many domestic uses and is often elaborately carved or painted.

Calabash Tree

A tree of tropical America bearing a gourd like fruit. The hard shell of which is applied to many domestic…

The fruit of the crown or custard gourd is scalloped at the edge. The fruit is produced close to the stem.

Crown or Custard Gourd

The fruit of the crown or custard gourd is scalloped at the edge. The fruit is produced close to the…

"Branching fiber, from spiral vessels of Gourd (Cucurbita Pepo)." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Fiber

"Branching fiber, from spiral vessels of Gourd (Cucurbita Pepo)." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Gourd is the common name of curcurbita pepo ovifera. The gourd is small, hard, pear shaped, and inedible.

Gourd

Gourd is the common name of curcurbita pepo ovifera. The gourd is small, hard, pear shaped, and inedible.

Illustrated are various forms of gourds of lagenaria leucantha.

Various Gourds

Illustrated are various forms of gourds of lagenaria leucantha.

"And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd." Jonah 4:6 KJV

Jonah Sheltered by the Vine

"And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over…

Lagenaria vulgaris is commonly known as the bottle gourd. The flowers are large and white. The fruit is shaped like a bottle. The fruit is a pale yellow color when ripe.

Flowering Branch and Fruit of Lagenaria Vulgaris

Lagenaria vulgaris is commonly known as the bottle gourd. The flowers are large and white. The fruit…

The large yellow gourd is also known as the mammoth pumpkin. The flesh of the gourd is deep yellow. The flesh is used when ripe. This gourd has been grown to weigh over two hundred pounds.

Large Yellow Gourd

The large yellow gourd is also known as the mammoth pumpkin. The flesh of the gourd is deep yellow.…

Separate stamen of a melon, enlarged showing the long and contorted anther.

Melon

Separate stamen of a melon, enlarged showing the long and contorted anther.

The Naples gourd is also known as the African gourd. This is a large gourd, sometimes one and a half feet long. The flesh is perfumed and sugary. The rind is yellow when ripe with orange yellow flesh.

Naples Gourd

The Naples gourd is also known as the African gourd. This is a large gourd, sometimes one and a half…

The nutmeg gourd of Marseilles is a nearly spherical shape. The flesh is very red and has a musk scent.

Nutmeg Gourd of Marseilles

The nutmeg gourd of Marseilles is a nearly spherical shape. The flesh is very red and has a musk scent.

The Patagonian gourd is large and oblong. The flesh is yellow and the skin is deep green. The skin is frequently ribbed.

Patagonian Gourd

The Patagonian gourd is large and oblong. The flesh is yellow and the skin is deep green. The skin is…

Staminate flower of a Squash, with the corolla and upper part of the calyx cut away.

Squash

Staminate flower of a Squash, with the corolla and upper part of the calyx cut away.

Staminate flower of a Squash, with the anthers cut across.

Squash

Staminate flower of a Squash, with the anthers cut across.

Embryo of squash.

Squash

Embryo of squash.

Embryo of squash, seen edgewise.

Squash

Embryo of squash, seen edgewise.

The fruit of the turk's cap gourd is pale green with a rounded margin. The center is elevated and marbled white and yellow. The other common name is the turban pumpkin.

Turk's Cap Gourd

The fruit of the turk's cap gourd is pale green with a rounded margin. The center is elevated and marbled…

An illustration of a "sacred water vessel of zuni indians." -Jenks, 1911

Water vessel

An illustration of a "sacred water vessel of zuni indians." -Jenks, 1911