Loofah

Luffa cylindrica

Vegetable scrub brush

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  • Flower name
    Loofah
  • Scientific name
    Luffa cylindrica
  • Alias糸瓜, Luffa
  • Place of originIndia and West Asia
  • Place of floweringGarden, Field
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September

What is Loofah

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


  • Eye
    Cucurbitales
  • Family
    Cucurbitaceae
  • Genus
    Luffa
  • Species
    L. cylindrica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Gross inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    High cup-shaped
  • Leaf type
    heart-shaped
  • Edge of the leaf
    Toothed
  • Life typeannual grass in the vine
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height300.0 ~ 400.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower7.0 ~ 8.0 cm

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