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Common name

English: Sponge Gourd

German: Schwammgurke

Mandarin: 丝瓜 (si gua)

Portuguese: Bucha

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2553)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2451)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2075)

      Order: Cucurbitales (25)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (25) (family description)

          Genus: Luffa (2)

           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

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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