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Taxon: Luffa echinata Roxb.

Genus: Luffa
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Sicyoeae
Nomen number: 459483
Place of publication: Fl. ind. ed. 1832, 3:716. 1832 (Hort. bengal. 104. 1814, nom. nud.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Jul-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Sep-2018
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, [Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal] Pakistan


  1. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cameroun. (F Cameroun)
  2. Chakravarty, H. L. 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Fasc F India) 11:71-72.
  3. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  4. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  5. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)

Check other web resources for Luffa echinata Roxb. :

  • 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=459483. Accessed 17 June 2019.