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Taxon: Luffa operculata (L.) Cogn.

 
Genus: Luffa
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Sicyoeae
Nomen number: 311698
Place of publication: C. F. P. von Martius, Fl. bras. 6(4):12. 1878
Link to protologue:
Comment: non Luffa operculata auct. S. Amer. (= L. sepium (G. Mey.) C. Jeffrey
Name Verified on: 26-Mar-2013 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: fiber (as a soap substitute fide Biol Cucurb 193. 1990) lipids (as a soap substitute fide Biol Cucurb 193. 1990)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Syst Bot 13:144. 1988)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Sinaloa, Sonora]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Nayarit]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua


References:

  1. 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
  2. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003-. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica
  3. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana. Note: accepts for Mexican plants called Luffa quinquefida
  4. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  5. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  6. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995-. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Note: mentions

Check other web resources for Luffa operculata (L.) Cogn. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

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=311698. Accessed 21 July 2019.