Luffa acutangula

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Luffa acutangula
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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]

The other names are called Angled luffa, Chinese okra, 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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  1. ^ a b c M.M.P.N.D. - Sorting Luffa names. (2000-02-06). Retrieved on 2014-05-26.
  2. ^ a b Luffa Angled. (2014-01-22). Retrieved on 2014-05-26.
  3. ^ Ridged Skin Luffa. Retrieved on 2014-05-26.
  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.