Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.

 
  • Family : CUCURBITACEAE
    (GOURD FAMILY or MELON FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Cucurbitaceae
  • Species : Luffa acutangula
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.
  • Common name : Ribbed Gourd
  • Vernacular name : Jhinga, Ara toroi (Hin.); Herekaai (Kan.); Perku (Tam.); Peerakaya, Birakaya (Tel.); Janni (Ori.)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the Year
  • Comments : Cultivated for its edible fruits.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Luffa acutangula. Downloaded on 8 August 2020.

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