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Taxon: Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.

 
Genus: Luffa
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Sicyoeae
Nomen number: 22788
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Luffa. 1768
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 220 (94 active, 69 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as oil/fat (fide Hamdard 38:99. 1995) vegetable (from seeds fide Pl Res SEAs 8:194-195. 1993)
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2; Hamdard 38:99. 1995)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (cult. throughout tropics)

    Other (origin Asia or possibly Africa)

References:

  1. Bibliograf, S. A., eds. 1964. Vox modern college Spanish & English dictionary.
  2. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. Note: = Luffa cylindrica M. Roem.
  3. Committee on Stabilization. 1975. Report of the standing committee on stabilization of specific names. Taxon 24:174.
  4. Correa, J. E. & H. Y. Bernal. 1991. Especies vegetales promisorias de los paises del Convenio Andres Bello. 6:271-290.
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  7. Exell, A. W. 1933. Correct botanical name of the Luffa sponge. J. Bot. 71:352.
  8. Filipowicz, N. et al. 2014. Revisiting Luffa (Cucurbitaceae) 25 years after C. Heiser: Species boundaries and application of names tested with plastid and nuclear DNA sequences. Syst. Bot. 39:205-215. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  9. Hamid, S. et al. 1995. Medicinal plants of family Cucurbitaceae of Pakistan (part II). Hamdard 38:99.
  10. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003-. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica
  11. Heiser, C. B. & E. L. Schilling. 1990. The genus Luffa: a problem in phytogeography. Biology and utilization of the Cucurbitaceae 123.
  12. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: = Luffa cylindrica M. Roem.
  13. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  14. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2 Note: = Luffa cylindrica M. Roem.
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  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. Nicolson, D. H. et al. 1988. An interpretation of Van Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus. Regnum Veg. 119:97.
  19. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  20. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  21. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  22. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 8:194-196.
  23. Suresh, C. R. A commentary on Rheede's Hortus Malabaricus.
  24. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Luffa aegyptiaca Mill. :

  • 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.

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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=22788. Accessed 21 October 2019.