Luffa graveolens

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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: Luffa graveolens


Luffa graveolens Roxb., 1832.


  • Heterotypic
    • Luffa saccata F.Muell. ex Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. sér. 4, 12: 124. 1859. This long established synonymy is not accepted by Filipowicz et al, (2014) on molecular and morphological evidence.


  • Roxburgh, W. (1832) Fl. ind. ed. 1832, 3: 716.
  • Cogniaux, C.A. & Harms, H. (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.
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