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Bristly Luffa

Cucurbitaceae (pumpkin, or gourd family) » Luffa echinata

 

LUF-fuh -- from the Arabic word lufah or lufa

ek-in-AY-tuh -- meaning, prickly

 

commonly known as: bitter luffa, bristly luffa, rag gourd • Bengali: deyatada • Hindi: बिन्दाल bindaal, घागरबेल ghagarbel, ककोड़ा kakora • Kannada: ದೈವದಾಳಿ daivadaali • Marathi: देवदाली devadali, देवडांगरी devadangari • Sanskrit: जीमूतः jimuta • Tamil: பேய்ப்பீர்க்கு pey-p-pirkku • Telugu: panibira • Urdu: بندال bindaal

 

Native to: northern tropical Africa, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh

 

 

References: eFloraIMPGCENVIS - FRLHTDDSA

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Taken on September 13, 2008