Luffa tuberosa Roxb.

 
  • Family : CUCURBITACEAE
    (GOURD FAMILY or MELON FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Cucurbitaceae
  • Species : Luffa tuberosa
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Unresolved
  • Key identification features : Tuberous twining herbs. Leaves obcordate, irregularly 3-lobed. Staminate flowers 4-5, pistillate flowers solitary; Fruit is fusiform.
  • Habit : Climber
  • Flower, Fruit : August-September
  • Comments : Grows in wastelands and in habitations. Fruit is edible and sometimes used as a vegetable.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district (Karnataka State)
  • Literature : N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka
  • 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 tuberosa. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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