Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.

 
  • Family : CUCURBITACEAE
    (GOURD FAMILY or MELON FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Cucurbitaceae
  • Species : Luffa aegyptiaca
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Luffa cylindrica (L.) M.Roem.
  • Common name : Sponge Gourd, Smooth Loofah
  • Vernacular name : Ghia Toroi (Hin.); Nuraipeerku (Tam.); Nethibira (Tel.); Joni, Jani (Ori.)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Flower, Fruit : August-November
  • Comments : Occasional in plains and wastelands. Sometimes cultivated for its edible fruits.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Old World; Widely cultivated elsewhere
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2 ; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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 aegyptiaca. Downloaded on 8 August 2020.

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