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Italian Edible Gourd/Cucuzzi Lagenaria siceraria
Italian Edible Gourd, Cucuzzi, Italian Edible Gourd, Italian Squash, Guinea Bean, New Guinea Bean, Suzza Melon, Tasmania Bean, ZuccaThis ItalianEdible Gourd, long cultivated in Italy, is believed to have its origin in India. The parent species, the Bottle Gourd, Lagenaria siceraria, is believed to have its origin in Africa.
Bottle Gourd Lagenaria siceraria
Bottle Gourd, Bushel Gourd, Calabash Gourd, Birdhouse GourdBottle Gourds are typically grown for non-food use. The gourd is allowed to reach its full size on the plant and turned into a valuable container for grains or liquids. Mature fruits contain an extremely hard and waterproof rind when dried. The growing gourd may be constricted with bands to form...
Malabar Spinach Basella alba, Basella rubra
Malabar Spinach, Brède D'angola, Ceylon Spinach, Poi Sag, Malabar Nightshade, Zepina, Indian SpinachThere are two species of Malabar Spinach, Basella alba, which is green and B. rubra, which has purple stems. The thick mucilaginous leaves are an excellent dark green leafy vegetable for hot and humid climates. Malabar Spinach grows as a spreading vine along the ground or climbing on a trellis; a...