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MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2002
3:28 AM

Post #38583

This is what the other Gourd is looking like. Anyone know exactly which one it is??
Thanks in advance ya'll!!

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Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2002
3:59 AM

Post #319022

I think that's a birdhouse gourd, aka bottle gourd.
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2002
4:20 AM

Post #319037

Thanks again Wingnut, was sure hoping someone could help me out here :)
Studley
Rochester, NH
(Zone 5a)

August 4, 2002
12:02 PM

Post #319130

Not to throw in some confusion, but last year I grew dipper gourds and they looked like this, rather than your other shot.
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2002
1:58 PM

Post #319164

hmmmm, now I don't know what they are!! Help!!!
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2002
4:38 PM

Post #319256

Oh, Studley, when we talk gourds, we're just asking for confusion, so don't worry about it! LOLOL! There are so many types, sizes, shapes, etc., even in a group that everyone agrees are one type of gourd, that one can't help but get a bit confused. Then you throw the regional names in and you're sunk. Birdhouse gourds are just like these in this part of the world, but go to Florida and they don't have the top lump. That's why I wasn't positive on either ID, but given the two choices, the names I gave seem the most plausible. BUT I most certainly could be wrong! LOLOL!

Molly, to try to lessen your confusion (*grin*), here's a page with pics of two kinds of dipper gourds and a few bottle gourds: http://www.gourdsbyjeanie.com/encyclop.htm
And more links with more pics: http://www.gourdsbyjeanie.com/gourd_crop2000.htm
http://images.google.com/images?sourceid=navclient&q=birdhouse+gourds
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=dipper+gourds&btnG=Google+Search

Let us know what you decide, 'kay? :)
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2002
4:48 PM

Post #319265

!!! Sooo many to choose from!! one kinda looks like the "chinese bottle gourd" (painted up like a snowman on the first link)
Ahhh well I guess I will just say it's a gourd LOL B/c you are soooo right, there are tooo many differnt kinds!
Thanks for all the help!
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2002
5:01 PM

Post #319277

Anytime, Molly! :P!!
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 4, 2002
6:51 PM

Post #319342

I agree with Wing on this one. Grew them for a few years. Usually sold as bottle or birdhouse gourds and I have seen them on websites listed as Chinese bottles and Tahitian bottles.
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

August 4, 2002
7:56 PM

Post #319364

So if you were going to enter it in the PDB, what would you list it under?? I don't want to put the pic under the wrong thing.
Badseed
Hillsboro, OH
(Zone 6a)

August 4, 2002
8:40 PM

Post #319381

Personally, I would list it as a gourd and title the picture as bottle/birdhouse. I am thinking all hard shelled are the same family and species.
Wingnut
Spicewood, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 4, 2002
10:24 PM

Post #319437

That's what I would do, too. Both of these are Lagenaria. Here's another link that explains the differences in those, ornamental gourds and luffas: http://www.americangourdsociety.org/FAQ.html
MOLLYBEE
Villa Rica, GA
(Zone 7a)

August 5, 2002
12:09 AM

Post #319487

Thanks ya'll!! :)

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