Luffa aegyptiaca

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Luffa aegyptiaca


Taxonavigation: Cucurbitales 
Classification System: APG III

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: Luffa aegyptiaca
Varietas: L. a. var. aegyptiaca – L. a. var. leiocarpa


Luffa aegyptiaca Mill., 1768.


There has been considerable discussion on whether the correct name for this species is L. cylindrica or L. aegyptiaca. The typification was discussed in detail by Nicholson (1988) and their interpretation is followed here.


Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Schwammkürbis
English: Smooth Luffa, Egyptian Luffa
Nederlands: Sponskomkommer
português: Bucha
suomi: Pesusienikurkku
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