EPPO Global Database

Luffa aegyptiaca(LUFAE)

Overview
Code created in: 2002-02-13

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: LUFAE
  • Preferred name: Luffa aegyptiaca
  • Authority: Miller

Notes

Himalayas, India to Indochina. Introduced in Western Asia (Yemen), China, Korea, tropical Africa, USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest, Bolivia to Argentina)


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Luffa cylindrica Römer
Momordica cylindrica Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
loofah English
sponge cucumber English
sponge gourd English
vegetable sponge English
Schwammgurke German
Schwammkürbis German
courge torchon French
éponge végétale French
esponja vegetal Spanish
estropajo Spanish
pashte Spanish (MX)
paste Spanish
sponskomkommer Dutch
bucha Portuguese (BR)
hechima Japanese
ヘチマ Japanese
люффа египетская Russian
люффа цилиндрическая Russian
lif kabağı Turkish
lufë Albanian
луфа Bulgarian
turai Hindi
तोरी Hindi
수 세 미 오 이 Korean
su se mi o i Korean
люфа циліндрична Ukrainian