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Cucurbitaceae There is a disagreement over the correct name for this species.

Luffa aegyptiaca – Useful Tropical Plants

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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.

Luffa aegyptiaca (loofah)

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 aeyyptiaca vegetable crops that can be grown in the Tropics, plus many less well-known plants. Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London. 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. Publisher Kampong Publications, California.


Year ISBN Description The second edition of an excellent guide to the edible uses of plants, though it does not lffa any details of cultivation etc. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Last update on Now containing plants.