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Photo: Luffa aegyptiaca.

Botanical name:

Flowering vine. Helsinki bot.g. (Kaisan.), Finland. Greenhouse. 2005-05-20.

Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.
Engl.: loofah, common loofah, dish-cloth gourd, dishrag gourd, gourd towel, luffa, smooth loofah, sponge gourd, vegetable sponge, wash-rag sponge.
Deu.: Schwammgurke, Luffa.
Suom.: pesusienikurkku.
Sven.: luffa, vegetarisk tvättsvamp.
Fran.: éponge végétale, louffa.
Bot. syn.: Luffa cylindrica (L.) M. Roem., Luffa cylindrica (L.) T. Durand & H. Durand, Luffa pentandra Roxb., Luffa petola Ser., Momordica cylindrica L., Momordica luffa L.

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Photo: Luffa aegyptiaca.

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