Crescentia


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Crescentia

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Crescentia, asteroid 660 (the 660th asteroid to be discovered, on January 8, 1908), is approximately 42 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 4 years. Its name is the personification of a Latin word for increasing or growing, and is related to the crescent Moon in its waxing phase. In a natal chart, its location by sign and house indicates where and how one is most likely to experience expansion. When afflicted by inharmonious aspects, Crescentia may show decrease, or less-than-desirable increase. If prominent in a chart (e.g., conjunct the Sun or the Ascendant), it may show an exceptionally expansive person.

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Crescentia

 

a genus of trees of the family Bignoniaceae. There are five species, which are distributed in the tropical regions of America. Crescentia is cultivated in the tropics of both hemispheres.

The calabash tree (C. cujete) is an evergreen tree with rounded or oval fruit up to 30 cm long. The hard, woody shells of the fruit (calabashes) are often used to manufacture cups, bottles, and other vessels decorated with carving. Rattles used as musical instruments are also made from the fruit. In some countries the rind and juice are used for medicinal purposes.

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Especie de estudio: Crescentia alata Kunth es un arbol caulifloro que alcanza alturas entre 2 y 10 m.
Table 1: Phytochemical screening of the fresh, decocted, and various extracts of Crescentia cujete Linn.
pulcherrima aerial parts [125], aqueous extract of Passiflora edulis leaves [126], hydroalcoholic extract of Magnolia grandiflora seeds [127], and ethanol extract of Crescentia cujete fruits [128].
versicolor (L.:Fr.) Pilat esta presente en el estado de Morelos, Mexico en especies arboreas latifoliadas de amate amarillo (Ficus petiolaris), cirian o cuatecomate (Crescentia alata), guayaba (Psidium guajava) y sauce colorado (Salix humboltiana) en los municipios de Ayala, Cuautla, Cuernavaca, Jojutla, Tepalcingo, Tlaltizapan, Tlaquiltenango y Zacatepec de Hidalgo y se desarrolla en altitudes entre los 888 a 1923 m de altura sobre el nivel medio del mar.
A few of the threatened endemics are nested inside clades restricted to South America or sister to lineages from this region (10 species in 6 genera: Crescentia (Bignoniaceae), Doerpfeldia (Rhamnaceae), Elekmania, Gesneria, Rhvtidophyllum, and Styrax (Styracaceae), see Appendix S3).
Similar results have been found in chrysanthemums (HAHN & PAEK, 2005); apples (CHAKRABARTY et al., 2007), in the medicinal plants Crescentia cujete (MURCH et al., 2004) and Stevia rebaudiana (SREEDHAR et al., 2008).
(28) Mark Hall, "Trust in Physicians and Medical Institutions: What Is It, Can It Be Measured, and Does It Matter?"; Cruz Molina, Crescentia Pastor, Veronica Violant, "Parental Education as Health Protection Factor in Vulnerable Childhood and Adolescence," Revista de Cercetare si Interventie Sociala, 34 (2011).
Entre los generos mas representativos de la vegetacion se encuentran Ceiba, Pseudobombax, Tabebuia, Philodendron, Anthurium, Acrocomia, Aristolochia y las especies Spondias mombin L., Crescentia cujete L., Pseudobombax septenatum (Jacq.) Dugand, Anacardium excelsum L., Parinari pachyphylla Rusby, Justia bracteosa (Mildbr.) Leonard, Malvaviscus aboreus Dill.