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Luffa acutangula

Description
Life formherb, vinePhysiologyC3 photosynthesis
Habitclimber/scrambler/scadentCategoryvegetables, materials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanannualPlant attributesgrown on small scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.20321538Soil texturemedium, organicheavy, medium, light
Rainfall (annual)120020007003000Soil fertilityhigh
Latitude10104040Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- --Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.57.5Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityvery brightclear skiesvery brightcloudy skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry summer (Cs), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemhome garden, small scale (manual)Crop cycle40150
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
arable irrigated

(at most )

Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsfruits
food & beveragemineralsfruits
food & beveragevitaminsbulbs
food & beveragemineralsbulbs
food & beveragevitaminsunspecified part
food & beveragemineralsunspecified part
food & beveragevitaminsflowers
food & beveragemineralsflowers
food & beveragevitaminsleaves
food & beveragemineralsleaves
medicinalfruits
medicinalleaves
materiallipids/oil & fatsseeds
environmentalagroforestryentire plant