Luffa

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Cucurbitales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Cucurbitales

Familia: Cucurbitaceae
Tribus: Sicyoeae
Genus: Luffa
Species (8 sensu Filipowicz (et al.), 2014)):
L. acutangula – L. aegyptiaca – L. astorii – L. echinata – L. graveolens – L. operculata – L. quinquefida – L. saccata

L. sepium is now a synonym of Luffa operculata

Name[edit]

Luffa Mill., 1754.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Heterotypic
    • Amordica Neck., Elem. Bot. 1: 241. 1790.
    • Poppya Neck., Elem. Bot. (Necker) 1: 241. 1790, nom. inval., opus utiq. oppr.
    • Trevauxia Steud., Nomencl. Bot. (Steudel)], ed. 2. 2: 698. 1841, sphalm.
    • Trevouxia Scop., Introd. 152. 1777.
    • Turia Forssk., Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 165. 1775.

Nomen non vestigium[edit]

  • Luffa fricatoria Sessé & Moc., Fl. Mexic., ed. 2 227. 1894, nom. illeg. non Donde (1878).
  • Luffa tenera Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. (Royle) 219. 1833-1840.

References[edit]

  • Miller, P. (1754) Gard. Dict. Abr. (ed. 4) no. 1.
  • Cogniaux, C.A. & Harms, H.A.T. (1924) Cucurbitaceae-Cucurbiteae-Cucumerinae. Das Pflanzenreich. Häft. 88 IV 275. 2: 1–246. Leipzig.
  • Filipowicz, N., Schaefer, H. & Renner, S.S. (2014) Revisiting Luffa (Cucurbitaceae) 25 Years After C. Heiser: Species Boundaries and Application of Names Tested with Plastid and Nuclear DNA Sequences, Systematic Botany, 39(1): 205–215. doi: 10.1600/036364414X678215. Available on line [1]. Accessed 2014 Aug 30.

Vernacular names[edit]

bamanankan: Kòlànfu, Kofu
English: Luffa, Loofah, Lufah
español: Luffa, Loofah, Lufah
français: Luffa, Loofah
italiano: Luffa
latviešu: sūkļķirbji
polski: Trukwa, Gąbczak
suomi: Pesusienikurkut, sienikurkut
中文: 丝瓜
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