: Seed Needs, Luffa Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) 2 Packages of 45 Seeds Non-GMO: Garden & Outdoor. Seed Needs, Luffa Gourd (Luffa aegyptiaca) 2 Packages of 45 Seeds Non-. +. Gourd Luffa Seeds, Luffa Gourd Sponge seeds, 25 seeds, Organic, NON GMO. The Sponge Gourd or Loofah (Luffa aegyptiaca) is widely valued for its interior fibers. Dried, these gourds are used for scrubbing and cleaning (among other.

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The lower nodes usually bear only luffz inflorescence, middle nodes both staminate inflorescence and pistillate flowers, and terminal nodes only pistillate flowers Omini and Hossain, Luffa Luffa aegyptiacaoil meal. International Common Names English: Owing to its striking yellow flowers, Luffa aegyptiaca is occasionally grown as an ornamental.

Conservation Society of Pohnpei, 29 pp. Another cucurbitacin found in luffa seeds is colocynthin, a purgative aegypiaca glycoside. It is sensitive to acid soils; the optimal soil pH is 6.

Aegyptiacw succeed in poor soils, but fruit best in soils of moderate fertility[ ]. Some studies on the chemical composition of cucurbit kernels and their seedcoats. Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Journal New York Botanical Garden, If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Young fruits can be eaten in salads like cucumber[ ].

Allozymic, morphological, phenological, linguistic, plant use and nutritional data on wild lluffa cultivated collections of Luffa aegyptiaca Mill. Characterization and Utilization, 12 1: Roemer Sponge Gourd-Niyan wetakolu: Unlike the young fruit, the fully ripened fruit is strongly fibrous and inedible, and is used to make scrubbing bath sponges.


Mature fruits were used as bath sponges.

International Board for Plant Genetic Resource. In Central Africa, luffa fibre is used to brush clothes.

Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Excessive rainfall during the flowering and fruiting period can damage yield and lower fruit quality Tindall, Chemical composition and nutritive significance of Luffa aegyptica and Castenea sp. Naturalized luffa occurs in forests, woodlands, thickets and grasslands, and from sea level to an altitude of m. It is hardy to zone UK Indian Journal Genetics Plant Breeding, 9: A plant of the lowland tropics, where it is found at elevations up to 1, metres.

The pistillate flowers are pollinated by insects. Luffa fricatoria Donde Momordica cylindrica L. It is presently used as bath sponge, pot scrubber, filter, packing material and for making handicrafts Porterfield, ; Heiser, Fibre also possesses sound- and shock-absorbing properties and is therefore used in sandals, insoles, gloves and helmets.

Aehyptiaca Fruit vegetables Fiber plants Asian vegetables. It can also be grown in subtropical and temperate areas so long as there is a growing season of 4 months or more[ ].

Seed – can be sown in situ or in containers[ ]. Each fruit contains hundreds of flat, smooth, black seeds. Aegyptizca can produce their first crop of immature fruits within 2 months from seed[ ].

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Luffa aegyptiaca fruits were decorated for the first time in art of the Byzantine era in Israel only. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

Portuguese explorers first discovered uses for the fibro-vascular network of the ripe fruit of sponge gourd.


It was an important crop used for industrial filters until World War II and Japan cultivated the best crop for this purpose. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below.

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When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Luffa is thought to have originated from Asia, though some authors have also suggested a West African origin. Yields can be reduced in areas lluffa heavy rain[ ]. Retrieved from ” https: The seeds are numerous, dull black, elliptic-ovoid, mm long x mm broad. Right plant wrong place. Assessment of loofah gourd seeds Luffa cylindrica Roem on performance and some haematological indices of rabbit weaners.

In the European botanical literature, the plant was first described by Johann Veslingius inwho named it “Egyptian cucumber”. Young fruits were used for food. A cooking oil is obtained from the seed[]. The leaves are broadly ovate to reniform, dark green with silvery patches on the topside, deep lobes, dentate, scabrous, x cm, apex acute, base lhffa, petiole hispid and cm long Purseglove, The growing season can be extended by using transplants grown under glass earlier in the season.

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