Bottle Gourd / Calabash


Bottle Gourd / Calabash

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.

Arabic name(s)

Yaqtin

English name(s)

Bottle Gourd / Calabash

Order

Cucurbitales

Family

Cucurbitaceae

Genus

Lagenaria Ser.

Species

Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.

Subspecies

Variety

Growth form

Bottle gourd "Yaqtin" is an annual climber or a vine herb.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

The bottle gourd (calabash) was one of the first cultivated plants in the world; it may have been carried from Africa to Asia and Europe.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

Yaqtin is mentioned once in the Holy Qur’an; Allah the Most Sublime Says; “And We caused a plant of gourd to grow over him” Surat As-Saaffat, verse# 146

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

The plant is not mentioned in the Hadith .

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Foods

Products

Fruits

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

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