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Taxon: Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.

 
Genus: Luffa
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Sicyoeae
Nomen number: 22787
Place of publication: Fl. ind. ed. 1832, 3:713. 1832
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 10-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 138 (70 active, 65 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Biol Cucurb 134, 327. 1990) vegetable
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (probably indigenous fide Burkill), Pakistan


    Naturalized (natzd. throughout tropics & subtropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam.
  3. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  4. Chakravarty, H. L. 1990. Cucurbits of India and their role in the development of vegetable crops. Biology and utilization of the Cucurbitaceae 327.
  5. Decker-Walters, D. S. 1999. Cucurbit, Sanskrit, and the Indo-Aryas. Econ. Bot. 53:109.
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  8. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Luffa+acutangula&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  10. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984-. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  11. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  12. Heiser, C. B. & E. L. Schilling. 1990. The genus Luffa: a problem in phytogeography. Biology and utilization of the Cucurbitaceae 123.
  13. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  14. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  15. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  17. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  18. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  19. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 8:194-196.
  20. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  21. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=22787. Accessed 16 July 2019.