: 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.

Author: Gardalar Shagis
Country: South Africa
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Music
Published (Last): 8 July 2009
Pages: 81
PDF File Size: 13.47 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.11 Mb
ISBN: 976-1-68473-467-3
Downloads: 80870
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mekasa

It is an annual climbing or trailing herbaceous species that can grow to a length of 15 m. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

Feeding value of mango leaf Mangifera indica for growing rabbits. It prefers moist soil. Characterization of sponge gourd Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.

The fiber is xylem. Seeds Luffa seeds are rich in protein and oil but highly variable contents are reported: Nova Publishers Ayanwale, B. Replacement value of soybean meal with Luffa cylindrica in diet of Clarius gariepinus fingerlings.


It is sensitive to acid soils; the optimal soil pH is 6. The loofah is an astringent, pain-killing herb that controls bleeding, promotes healing, improves circulation and milk flow[ Last update on Readable yet also very detailed.

Luffa aegyptiaca (loofah)

Fried flower buds and flowers are delicacies in Indian and Chinese cuisine and raw flowers are a nice addition to tossed salads. Luffa aegyptiaca – Mill. Luffa is now widely xegyptiaca in tropical and subtropical areas worldwide.

To ensure the visit of pollinating insects, the flowers are showy in colour, large in size and staminate flowers are produced in greater abundance than pistillate ones Seshadri, The fruits are edible when young but become highly fibrous lufffa inedible as they mature. Luffa sponge gourd production practices for temperate climates.

New opportunities in Cucurbitaceae. It has semi-coarse texture and good durability.

Luffa aegyptiaca – Useful Tropical Plants

Taxonomic Tree Top of page Domain: Janick J, Simon JE, eds. For more information about QR Codes click here. Luffa aegyptiaca or commonly known as Loofah is an annual vine popular for its fruits. The resulting oil meal can be fed to rabbits and catfish, or used as a fertilizer. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.


Luffa acutangula subangulata Miq. It was an important crop used for industrial filters until World War II and Japan cultivated the best crop for this purpose.

Luffa aegyptiaca

Luffa oil meal is suitable as a fertilizer Achigan-Dako et al. Other Uses The mature fruit is dried and the fibrous remains used as a skin brush for washing[ ].

The distribution in this summary table is aegyyptiaca on all the information available. Now containing plants.

The PFAF Bookshop

Studies in genus Luffa. The fruit is best picked young, when about 10cm long, and used like courgettes[ ].

The pistillate flowers are pollinated by insects. If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Variation in size, leaf morphology and aegypriaca characters among 25 populations of Luffa aegyptica.

Quelques plantes du Nord Cameroun et leurs utilisations.