: 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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Ng found a mention of the use of cucurbits to induce second trimester abortions in China dating back to Although sponge gourd is considered a cross pollinated crop, the absence of self-incompatibility permits natural self pollination taking place within the same plant. Prefers a position in full sun[ ]. Indian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, A preliminary investigation of cultivated and wild species of Luffa for oil and protein contents.

Luffa aegyptiaca

Genetic resources of Cucurbitaceae. An emerging high potential underutilized cucurbit.

Views Read Edit View history. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Luffa aegyptiaca. Smooth luffa produces fruits that are grouped as pepo. Excessive rainfall during the flowering and fruiting period can damage yield and lower fruit quality Tindall, Naturalized luffa occurs in forests, woodlands, thickets and grasslands, and from sea level to an altitude of m.


An evaluation of hydrolysed feather meal as a protein source in rabbit diets. There is little information available about the use of luffa forage, products and by-products as ruminant feeds as of Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

When the fruit matures it becomes fibrous: Journal of New Seeds, 6: Due to the use as a scrubbing sponge, it is also known by the common names dishrag gourdrag gourdsponge gourdand vegetable-sponge. Steamed and served with rice[ ]. Portuguese explorers first lffa uses for the fibro-vascular network of the ripe fruit of sponge gourd.

Other Uses The mature fruit is dried and the fibrous remains used as a skin brush for washing[ ]. The dried fruits are used as abrasive sponges in skin care to remove dead skin and stimulate the peripheral circulation[ ].

This page was last edited on 29 Julyat The pistillate flowers are pollinated by insects. However, luffa seeds and oil meal contain bitter substances that may be toxic to livestock.


Luffa aegyptiaca (loofah)

One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Ripening fruit Photograph by: Right plant wrong place. Plant Protection Bulletin, Taiwan, 26 3: However, such characteristics of mature fruits make it ideal to use as a scrubbing sponge. The injury and seasonal occurrence of melon fly, Dacus cucurbitae Aebyptiaca, in central Taiwan Trypetidae, Diptera. Conservation Aegyptaica of Pohnpei, 29 pp.

Luffa is thought to have originated from Asia, though some authors have also suggested a West African origin. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need.

Datasheet Description Click on aegyptiafa “Nutritional aspects” tab for recommendations for ruminants, pigs, poultry, rabbits, horses, fish and crustaceans. Another cucurbitacin found in luffa seeds is colocynthin, a purgative terpenoid glycoside. It is an annual climbing or trailing herbaceous species that can grow to a length of 15 m. Young shoots, leaves, flower bugs, and seed are edible as well.