Now, these gourds will be an important part of your new staff. One for the future, and one for the past.

––Rafiki, The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

Gourds are a type of vegetables that appear in The Lion Guard.


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An example of a gourd's use - as a painting bowl

Gourds come in a variety of different colors, including brown, green, red, violet and teal. They often have darker long, vertical wavy stripes on their shells.


Gourds are tied to an a bakora staff, one to represent the future and one the past. Also, the shell of the veggie is used to create bowls which can be used to store paints.


Paintings and Predictions

Rafiki is seen using a painting bowl made from a gourd.

The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

When Makini finds her staff, Rafiki proudly attaches two gourds onto it. One is for the future, and one for the past.


Christmas decorations

Timon and Pumbaa's Christmas

Timon, Pumbaa and Bunga decorate a Christmas tree with gourds as they prepare for Christmas.

The Scorpion's Sting

After being stung by a scorpion, Rafiki and Makini try mixing different fruits in gourds to heal Simba. After realizing that the cure to the wound is volcanic ash, Rafiki orders the Guard and his apprentice to get some and to place it in a gourd which he ties onto Makini's staff.

Battle for the Pride Lands

Makini keeps tuliza in her gourd for Kion's scar.

Little Old Ginterbong

During Who is Better Than Who since Bunga and Binga having eating fruits contest for bunch of gourd cores

Vegetation in The Lion Guard
Trees, Flowers & Bushes
Acacia TreesAgaveAlgaesAmaryllisesAsparagus FernBambooBaobab TreesBellflowersBlue Glory VinesBromeliadsBrunnerasBunnytailsCalibrachoasCalla LiliesCattailsChamomilesCelosiaCherry BellsCherry TreesChristmas TreeCorncocklesDaisiesDate PalmDayliliesDoum PalmFever TreesFir TreesFountain GrassFoxglovesFrangipanisGhandaGiant GroundselsGloriosa SuperbaHeliconiaHollyIrisesIroko TreeIvyKelpsKigelia TreesKuponaLavendersMagnoliasMangrove TreesMistletoeMushroomsNarra TreesOrchidsPalm TreesPeppermintPolyporesPonya FlowersPrimrosesPrimula Blue ZebrasRed LiliesReedsRubber TreesSeagrassSeaweedsStar LiliesTamboa PlantThistlesThorn BushesTiger LilliesTransvaal DaisiesTree WellTulipsTulizaVinesVioletsWater LiliesWeeping WillowsYellow JessaminesYuccas
Fruit, Vegetables & Nuts
African Star ApplesAuberginesAcornsBananasBaobabsBetel NutsBoxthorn BerriesCharentais MelonsCoconutsCoffee CherriesCubeb PeppersEmerald Gem MelonsFigsGourdsGranadillasGrapesHazelnutsHorned MelonsJackalberriesLimesMangoesMiracle BerriesMongongo NutsMonstera DeliciosaOlivesOrangesPearsPineapplesPlumsRed Delicious ApplesSausage FruitsShea NutsStar FruitsSunflower SeedsTikiti MelonsTomatoesTigger Melons
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