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Luffa  Mill.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 22387

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): luffa [English]
 
    vegetable sponge [English]
 
    loofah [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2021   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderRosanae   
                         OrderCucurbitales   
                            FamilyCucurbitaceae  – gourds, squashes, citrouilles, gourdes  
                               GenusLuffa Mill. – luffa, vegetable sponge, loofah  
    Direct Children:  
                                  SpeciesLuffa acutangula (L.) Roxb. – sinkwa towelsponge, sponge gourd, ridged gourd, Chinese squash 
                                  SpeciesLuffa aegyptiaca Mill. – sponge gourd, dishcloth gourd, smooth luffa 
                                  SpeciesLuffa operculata (L.) Cogn. – luffa 
       

 References
       
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  Source: Cucurbitaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Luffa   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Luffa   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Luffa   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Luffa   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds.   
  Publication Date: 2015   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Flora of North America North of Mexico, vol. 6: Magnoliophyta: Cucurbitaceae to Droseraceae   
  Page(s): 496   
  Publisher: Oxford University Press   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-19-534027-2   
  Notes: The volumes are also reproduced online (http://www.fna.org/)   
  Reference for: Luffa   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Renner, Susanne S., and Hanno Schaefer / Grumet, Rebecca, Nurit Katzir, and Jordi Garcia-Mas (eds.)   
  Publication Date: 2016   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogeny and Evolution of the Cucurbitaceae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genetics and Genomics of Cucurbitaceae   
  Page(s): 13-24   
  Publisher: Springer International Publishing   
  Publication Place: Cham, Switzerland   
  ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-319-493305   
  Notes: doi: 10.1007/7397_2016_14   
  Reference for: Luffa   
       

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