Luffa echinata Roxb.
  • Fl. Ind. ed. 1832


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Luffa echinata Roxb. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000358863. Accessed on: 24 Oct 2021'

General Information

A climber with bifid puberulous or glabrous tendrils. Stem sulcate, slightly hairy to glabrous. Leaves reniform, suborbicular, obscurely or deeply 5-lobed, apex round or rarely acute, scabrous on both surfaces, margin minutely denticulate. Petiole stout, puberulous, up to 12 cm long. Flowers white, pedicellate, c. 2.5 cm across; male flowers in 5-12-flowered, up to 15 cm long raceme; calyx tube c. 5.6 mm long, hairy, lobes lanceolate, acute. Petals ovate, 1-1.2 cm long, obtuse, hairy at the base. Stamens 3, filaments united, c. 3-9 mm long, obtuse, hairy at the base, anthers entire or ± bifid. Ovary ovoid. Fruit ashy, oblong, ovoid, 2-5 cm long, densely covered with c. 4-7 mm long bristles. Seeds ovate, black, slightly verrucose, emarginate, c. 4-5 mm long, 3-5 mm broad and c. 2 mm thick.

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    • Morphology

      Flowers yellow.

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      Trailing or climbing herb

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        Bibliography

      • 1 Cucurbitaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954
      • 2 Cogn. & Harms in Engl. Pflanzenr. Cucurbit. 2: 73.
      • 3 —F.T.A. 2: 531
      • 4 Fl. Ind. ed. 1832

       Information From

      Cucurbitaceae
      World Flora Online Data. 2017.
      • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
      Flora of Pakistan
      http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Pakistan
      Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
      • B Missouri Botanical Garden
      Plants Of the World Online Portal - FWTA
      https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
      http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
      • C The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
      World Flora Online consortium
      http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
      • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).