Flower Database

Loofah

Basic information
Flower Name
Loofah
Formal Name
Luffa cylindrica
Alias
糸瓜, Luffa
Habitat
India and West Asia
Morph
annual grass in the vine
Comment
Loofah or luffa, scientific name:Luffa cylindrica, is anannual grass in the vine of the genus luffa ,of the department cucurbitaceae native to West Asia and India. Summer-yellow flowers resembling the fall of momordica charantia (bitter melon) and cucumber (cucumber). Water taken from the stem is used as Loofah waters, as the lotion. During luffa fruit is processed, and so-called "Loofah" a vegetable scrub brush and wash the body as a bath sponge is used. Narbelurchmploo in Okinawa, the Goya chample young fruit that Cook and eat.
Generic name: Loofah or luffa, scientific name:Luffa cylindrica, Synonyms : Luffa aegyptiaca, aka:Loofah, Loofa, origin: West Asia, vine length: 4 m, dioecious, flowering season: summer-fall, flower diameter: 8 cm, flower color: yellow, self-compatible,
Fruit shape: oblong, pericarp color: green, flesh color: pale yellow, uses: cooking, brush, lotion, shade plants
Detailed information
Order
Cucurbitales
Family
Cucurbitaceae
Genus
Luffa
Species
L. cylindrica
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
High cup
Leaf type
Cordate
Leaf edge
Incised
Flowering place
Garden field
Color
Yellow
Season
Jul Aug Sep
Height
300  ~ 400  [cm]
Diameter
7  ~ 8