: 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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Cucurbitaceae There is a disagreement over the aegyptizca name for this species. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.

If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating. Luffa acutangula subangulata Miq. Durand Luffa cylindrica M. Luffa fricatoria Donde Momordica cylindrica L. Ripening fruit Photograph by: Young fruits Photograph by: Male flower Photograph by: Seeds, with a loofah in the background Photograph by: Seeds and dried fruit.


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Some of the skin has been removed to reveal the loofah inside Photograph by: Fruits drying along the roadside in Monterrico, Guatemala, where production of the sponges is an important local industry. Image credit to Australian National Botanic Gardens.

Readable yet also very detailed. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Year ISBN Description An excellent, in-depth look at the main vegetable crops that can be grown in the Tropics, plus many less well-known aegyptoaca. Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London.

luffw Plenty in it for both the casual reader and the serious student. Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant.

Luffa aegyptiaca – Useful Tropical Plants

Publisher Kampong Publications, California. Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not give any details of cultivation etc.


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