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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Luffa

sinkwa towelsponge
sponge gourd

Hierarchical position of the Genus Luffa

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Dilleniidae Takht. ex Reveal & Tahkt.
pub. 1993
   SuperOrdo  Cucurbitanae Reveal
pub. Phytologia 76: 4. 1994.
   Ordo  Cucurbitales Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 28. 1829.
   Subordo  Cucurbitineae Engl.
pub. Syllabus, ed. 2: 190. Mai 1898.
   Familia  Cucurbitaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 393. 4 Aug 1789, nom. cons.
common name: Cucumbers, Gourds, Watermelon
   Genus  Luffa Mill.
common name: luffa

Named members of the Genus Luffa

   Species  acutangula (L.) Roxb.
common name: sinkwa towelsponge, ridged luffa
   Species  aegyptiaca P. Mill.
common name: sponge gourd, smooth luffa
   Species  cylindrica (L.) M. Roemer
syn. Luffa aegyptiaca
common name: loofah, si gua luo  (Chinese)
   Species  operculata (L.) Cogn.
common name: luffa

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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