Luffa operculata (common name, sponge cucumber, wild loofa or mướp xơ in Vietnamese) is a species of Luffa. It is cultivated for its fruit, which when fully ripe is strongly fibrous and is used as a fibrous scrubbing sponge for household cleaning. The fruit is a capsule with spikes. The fruit is dark-brown when mature. It is also grown in gardens and yards as an ornamental plant. In colder places they can be grown indoors as a houseplant.

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  • Luffa operculata est une plante grimpante de la famille des Cucurbitaceae. Cette plante aux vertus médicinales produit des fruits épineux, de couleur verte, non comestibles de 9 à 13 cm de long. Ces fruits, verts ou séchés, sont très décoratifs. Au marché des plantes médicinales de Ver-o-Peso de Belém, Brésil, cette plante est vendue mélangée avec l'Euphorbiaceae Jatropha curcas et utilisée lors de rituels afro-brésiliens. (fr)
  • Luffa operculata ist eine Pflanzenart aus der Gattung Luffa in der Familie der Kürbisgewächse (Cucurbitaceae). Sie ist in der Neotropis weit verbreitet. (de)
  • A buchinha (Luffa operculata) é uma planta cucurbitácea originária da América do Sul e nativa do Brasil. Sua aparência é semelhante a da bucha de banho, mas apresenta um tamanho menor (cerca de 8 cm). Os frutos da buchinha apresentam esteróides semelhantes aos hormônios femininos e seu uso pode causar aborto. Tem causado vários casos graves de intoxicação, inclusive alguns levando ao coma ou até à morte foram registrados em virtude do uso indiscriminado do chá da planta como abortivo. Os sintomas após a ingestão do chá são caracterizados por intensas dores abdominais e hemorragias. Na medicina popular, essa planta também tem sido utilizada no tratamento da sinusite através da aspiração do infuso do fruto. Por ser altamente tóxica, seu uso tem acarretado sérias hemorragias nasais em vários pacientes por falta de conhecimento do manuseio. (pt)
  • De Luffa operculata is een plant uit de Komkommerfamilie (Cucurbitaceae) die wijdverbreid is in het Neotropisch gebied. Hij is nauw verwant aan de sponskomkommer (Luffa aegyptiaca). De naam operculata is afgeleid van het Latijnse woord operculum dat 'dekseltje' betekent. Het verwijst ernaar dat de vrucht via een 'dekseltje' openspringt (dehiscentie). (nl)
  • Лю́ффа прикры́тая, или Лю́ффа слаби́тельная (лат. Lūffa operculāta) — вид растений из рода Люффа (Luffa) семейства Тыквенные (Cucurbitaceae), в диком виде произрастает в Центральной Америке и северной части Южной Америки. (ru)
  • Luffa operculata (common name, sponge cucumber, wild loofa or mướp xơ in Vietnamese) is a species of Luffa. It is cultivated for its fruit, which when fully ripe is strongly fibrous and is used as a fibrous scrubbing sponge for household cleaning. The fruit is a capsule with spikes. The fruit is dark-brown when mature. It is also grown in gardens and yards as an ornamental plant. In colder places they can be grown indoors as a houseplant. The species name is derived from the word, operculum, meaning "little lid." When the fruits are mature, and the seeds are ready to be dispersed, a small part of the bottom tip (blossom end) opens up. Then, the seeds fall to the ground. (en)
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  • Luffa operculata est une plante grimpante de la famille des Cucurbitaceae. Cette plante aux vertus médicinales produit des fruits épineux, de couleur verte, non comestibles de 9 à 13 cm de long. Ces fruits, verts ou séchés, sont très décoratifs. Au marché des plantes médicinales de Ver-o-Peso de Belém, Brésil, cette plante est vendue mélangée avec l'Euphorbiaceae Jatropha curcas et utilisée lors de rituels afro-brésiliens. (fr)
  • Luffa operculata ist eine Pflanzenart aus der Gattung Luffa in der Familie der Kürbisgewächse (Cucurbitaceae). Sie ist in der Neotropis weit verbreitet. (de)
  • De Luffa operculata is een plant uit de Komkommerfamilie (Cucurbitaceae) die wijdverbreid is in het Neotropisch gebied. Hij is nauw verwant aan de sponskomkommer (Luffa aegyptiaca). De naam operculata is afgeleid van het Latijnse woord operculum dat 'dekseltje' betekent. Het verwijst ernaar dat de vrucht via een 'dekseltje' openspringt (dehiscentie). (nl)
  • Лю́ффа прикры́тая, или Лю́ффа слаби́тельная (лат. Lūffa operculāta) — вид растений из рода Люффа (Luffa) семейства Тыквенные (Cucurbitaceae), в диком виде произрастает в Центральной Америке и северной части Южной Америки. (ru)
  • Luffa operculata (common name, sponge cucumber, wild loofa or mướp xơ in Vietnamese) is a species of Luffa. It is cultivated for its fruit, which when fully ripe is strongly fibrous and is used as a fibrous scrubbing sponge for household cleaning. The fruit is a capsule with spikes. The fruit is dark-brown when mature. It is also grown in gardens and yards as an ornamental plant. In colder places they can be grown indoors as a houseplant. (en)
  • A buchinha (Luffa operculata) é uma planta cucurbitácea originária da América do Sul e nativa do Brasil. Sua aparência é semelhante a da bucha de banho, mas apresenta um tamanho menor (cerca de 8 cm). Os frutos da buchinha apresentam esteróides semelhantes aos hormônios femininos e seu uso pode causar aborto. Tem causado vários casos graves de intoxicação, inclusive alguns levando ao coma ou até à morte foram registrados em virtude do uso indiscriminado do chá da planta como abortivo. Os sintomas após a ingestão do chá são caracterizados por intensas dores abdominais e hemorragias. (pt)
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  • Luffa operculata (de)
  • Luffa operculata (fr)
  • Luffa operculata (nl)
  • Buchinha (pt)
  • Luffa operculata (en)
  • Люффа прикрытая (ru)
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