Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb. Hort. Beng. 70. 1814. (Syn: Cucumis acutangulus L.; Luffa amara Roxb.; Luffa acutangula var. amara (Roxb.) C.B. Clarke; Luffa acutangula forma amara (Roxb.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes; Luffa hermaphrodita Singh & Bhandari; Cucurbita umbellata Willd.; Luffa umbellata (Willd.) M.Roem.) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India
 
LUF-fuh — from the Arabic word lufah or lufa
a-kew-TAN-gu-luh or a-kew-TAN-gyoo-luh — having sharp angles
 
angled loofah, Chinese okra, dish-cloth gourd, ribbed gourd, ribbed loofah, ridged gourd, silk gourd, silky gourd, sinkwa towelsponge, sinqua melon, vegetable sponge  • Bengali: Titotorai, Titojhinga, Titodhundul • Hindi: Jhimani, कड़वीतुरई Karviturai, कड़वीतोरी Karvitori • Kannada: Kahire, Kahi heere, Naaga daali balli • Malayalam: Athanga • Marathi:  Divali, Dadudodaka, Kadudodaki, Kadushirali • Sanskrit: Ghantali, Kosataki, Ksweda, Mridangaphalika • Tamil: Peyppirkam, Akacaveni, Akacavenkkoti • Telugu: Adavibira, Chedubira, Sendubirkai;
 
Differs from Luffa cylindrica in its pale yellow flowers, 3 stamens and acutely 10-angled fruit. Differs from var. amara in distinctly emarginate petals and longer fruits (10-40 cm x 5-8 cm as against 5-8 x 3-4 cm in var. amara).  
 

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Luffa acutanugula var. amara;
 
Bengali: তিতা ধুন্দুল tita dhundul ………. Gujarati: કડવી ઘિસોડી kadvi ghisodi ………. Hindi: बन तुरई ban turai ………. Kannada: ಕಹಿಹೀರೆಯ ಬಳ್ಳಿ kahihireya balli ………. Konkani: कोडु घोसाळे kodu ghosaale ………. Malayalam: athanga ………. Marathi: दिवाळी divali, कडूदोडकी kadu-dodaki ………. Sanskrit: जालिनी jalini, तिक्त कोषातकी tikta-koshataki ………. Tamil: ஆகாசவேணி akaca-veni, பேய்ப்பீர்க்கு pey-p-pirkku, தித்தகோசாதகி tittakocataki ………. Telugu: అడవి బీర adavi bira, చేదు బీర chedu bira, వెర్రి బీర verri bira ………. Urdu: بن ترئي ban turai;


Fruits & Vegetables Week: Luffa acutangula the Chinese Okra or Angled loofah: Luffa acutangula is commonly grown in temperate climates, common in Kashmir used as vegetable, photographed from Delhi from a nursery. Common names Ridged gourd, Chinese Okra, ribbed loofah, ribbed gourd, angled loofah and sinqua.

 

ID 300911 SB03:  Cucubitaceae member
To me, it looks near to Luffa sps.
Definitely does not seem like L cylindrica. But then the ridges are not as clear and prominent as L. acutangula?!!

… if this fruit is no longer than a span, it could most probably be Luffa acutangula var. amarathe bitter luffa OR wild ribbed gourd.


The fruits were of this size only. Was wondering whether they will increase in size or remain of the same size.


Yes … is correct: petals not emarginate, fruit almost twice as long as broad. In var. acutangula petals are emarginate and fruit 3-5 times as long as broad.


Also in var. amara fruits are simply ribbed where as they are acutely-angled in type variety.
 


LUF-fuh — from the Arabic word lufah or lufa
a-kew-TAN-gu-luh or a-kew-TAN-gyoo-luh — having sharp angles
a-MAH-ruh or a-MAR-uh — bitter to the taste
Dave’s Botanary
Oct 9, 2010 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
commonly known as: bitter luffa, wild luffa, wild ribbed gourd, wild ridge gourd • Bengali: তিতা ধুন্দুল tita dhundul • Gujarati: કડવી ઘિસોડી kadvi ghisodi • Hindi: बन तुरई ban turai • Kannada: ಕಹಿಹೀರೆಯ ಬಳ್ಳಿ kahihireya balli • Konkani: कोडु घोसाळे kodu ghosaale • Malayalam: കാട്ടു പീച്ചില്‍ kattu peechil, കാട്ടു പീച്ചിങ്ങ kattu peechinga • Marathi: दिवाळी divali, कडूदोडकी kadu-dodaki • Sanskrit: जालिनी jalini, तिक्त कोषातकी tikta-koshataki • Tamil: ஆகாசவேணி akaca-veni, பேய்ப்பீர்க்கு pey-p-pirkku, தித்தகோசாதகி tittakocataki • Telugu: అడవి బీర adavi bira, చేదు బీర chedu bira, వెర్రి బీర verri bira • Urdu: بن ترئي ban turai
Endemic to: India (peninsula and Bengal)
References: Flowers of IndiaIndian Herbal CureENVIS – FRLHTDDSA
more views: Oct 9, 2010 … at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra
… more views at flickr


You can write बन तुरई or बन तोरई
 

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Cucurbitaceae week: Luffa acutangula from Hooghly:

This morning i recorded these photographs of another cucurbitaceae member – Ribbed Gourd, We call it JHINGA in Bengali and use it as vegetable. JHINGA+POSTA (opium seeds) is delicious dish!
Species : Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.
Habit & Habitat : cultivated species
Date : 04-04-2012, 10 a.m.
Place : Gobra (Hooghly), WB
The plant surely doesn’t look very healthy to me.
 

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Cucurbitaceae Week: Luffa acutangula from Delhi: Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb., Fl. Ind. 3:713. 1832. var. cutangula

Differs from Luffa cylindrica in its pale yellow flowers, 3 stamens and acutely 10-angled fruit. Differs from var. amara in distinctly emarginate petals and longer fruits (10-40 cm x 5-8 cm as against 5-8 x 3-4 cm in var. amara).
Photographed from Delhi.


 

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luffa acutangula:  luffa acutangula of cucurbitaceae family

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If the fruit is just about 4 – 7 inches long, it must be Luffa acutangula var. amara


The fruit was about 3 inches long


Luffa acutangula var. amara.


 

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It is my pleasure to share few images of Luffa acutangula (Cucurbitaceae

Habit: Climbing herb

Habitat: Cultivated

Sighting: Tumkur and Bangalore (R), Karnataka, about 800 msl

Date: 29-07-2014 and 27-09-2014


I like it better than its cousin i.e. Luffa cylindrica


In some part of UP it is known as Arrah Torai.


like it better? pictures or as curry? …? because those pictures are good too. 111 — these pictures, … is this growing wild? or planted or escaped?


The curry.


The plant was a cultivated one.

 

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I’d plz : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)- around 900 kb each. 
I’d plz
Vegetables of Cucurbitaceae family
Location – Porbandar (Gujarat)
Date – May – 2018

Luffa cylindrica


Also check 

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No sir this is not Luffa cylindrica or L. acutangula
Gujarati Name :- Jumakhdi  

Why do you say it is not Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb. ?
Pl. check comparative images at Luffa and details at Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.
I think it Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb. only.

In Kannada it is known as Tuppada Heerekayi. It has no ridges.  Could be luffa cylindrica (syn. luffa aegyptiaca).

Also check :

Thanks, …, But these posted images are of Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.

Luffa hermaphrodita.
Luffa hermaphrodita are characterized by flowering in bunches with 7–15 flowers; however, only 3–8 ultimately develop into fruits. The cultivars of this species also are polymorphic with respect to their fruit morphology (no. of fruits per inflorescence; shape; size). The fruits are very small (fruit length 5.5–8.2 cm) with faint ridge markings on the surface. The seed is black, shiny, smooth, linearovoid with a narrow beak, all the characters confirming the identity of these accessions as L. hermaphrodita.
Luffa hermaphrodita, which is a hermaphrodite species bearing bisexual fl owers, is easily crossable with L. acutangula with fertile hybrids (Umesh, 1995). Generally, the cultivars bear seven fruits in each infl orescence and this appears to be a constant feature. Based on this trait, it is locally called “satputria” or “satputiya” meaning seven children (Ajmal Ali and Pandey, 2005–06).
Luffa hermaphrodita: First Report of its Distribution and Cultivation in Adilabad,  Andhra Pradesh, South India 
SR Pandravada, N Sivaraj, R Jairam,  N Sunil, Hameedunnisa Begum, M Thirupathi Reddy, SK Chakrabarty, IS Bisht, and KC Bansal


Thanks, … for id as Luffa hermaphrodita. I could find the paper at
Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 400 kb each.
Location Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Date 2 May 2018
Habit : Cultivated 

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