Luffa aegyptiaca P. Mill.

Common name

English: Sponge Gourd

German: Schwammgurke

Mandarin: 丝瓜 (si gua)

Portuguese: Bucha

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Violales (58)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (23) (family description)

          Genus: Luffa (1)

           Epithet: aegyptiaca P. Mill. (1)

aegyptiaca => of Egyptian origin

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Luffa aegyptiaca at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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