Bottle gourd/Calabash

Scientific Name: Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.

Arabic name(s): اليَقْطين

English name(s): Bottle gourd/Calabash

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

Order: Cucurbitales

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Genus: Lagenaria Ser.

Species: Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standl.

Citation in the Quran:

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

Citation in the Hadit:

The plant is not mentioned in the Hadith .

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.

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