Luffa acutangula

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Luffa acutangula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Luffa
Species: L. acutangula
Binomial name
Luffa acutangula
(L.) Roxb.

Luffa acutangula is commercially grown for its unripe fruits as a vegetable. Mature fruits are used as natural cleaning sponges. Its fruit slightly resembles a cucumber or zucchini with ridges. It ranges from central and eastern Asia to southeastern Asia. It is also grown as a houseplant in places with colder climates.

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Other English Common Names[edit]

angled luffa, Chinese okra, Jeffrey, dish cloth gourd, ridged gourd, sponge gourd, vegetable gourd, strainer vine, ribbed loofah, silky gourd, ridged gourd, silk gourd [1][2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.plantnames.unimelb.edu.au/Sorting/Luffa.html
  2. ^ a b http://www.kitazawaseed.com/seeds_luffa_angled.html
  3. ^ http://www.evergreenseeds.com/ridskinluf1.html
  4. ^ Dash, N. S., (2005), Corpus linguistics and language technology: with reference to Indian languages, Mittal Publication, India, p. 188.
  5. ^ Niir Board, Compendium of medicinal plants, National Institute of Industrial Research, India, p. 358.
  6. ^ Ong, H. C., (2008), Vegetables for health and healing, Utusan Publications & Distributors Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur, p. 30.