Luffa echinata Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832 3: 716 1832. (syn: Momordica erinocarpa Fenzl ex Naudin);

LUF-fuh — from the Arabic word lufah or lufa
ek-in-AY-tuh — prickly
Dave’s Botanary

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, कुकडवेल kukadvel, कुंजलता kunjalata • Sanskrit: जीमूतः jimuta • Tamil: பேய்ப்பீர்க்கு pey-p-pirkku • Telugu: panibira • Urdu: بندال bindaal

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



  

 

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Creeper for ID : 310111 : AK-3: Taken at Maharashtra Nature Park, Mumbai on the 19th of Sept,10. Very tiny flowers. Some Cucurbita?

Yes interesting, a cucurbit (would be good to know) hidden among Sida plants.


yes it is Luffa echinata. i had observed it earlier from MNP.


 
Luffa echinata seeds: Kindly suggest me, from where should i get the fruits/seeds of “Luffa
echinata
” of cucurbitaceae family.. 


For Luffa echinata:  I want to know the information regarding the plant *”Luffa echinata“,* kindly kindly suggest me, from where should i get the fruits/seeds of this

LUF-fuh — from the Arabic word lufah or lufa
ek-in-AY-tuh — prickly
Dave’s Botanary
Sep 13, 2008 … along Ghodbunder Road near Gaimukh, Thane, Maharashtra
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, कुकडवेल kukadvel, कुंजलता kunjalata • Sanskrit: जीमूतः jimuta • Tamil: பேய்ப்பீர்க்கு pey-p-pirkku • Telugu: panibira • Urdu: بندال bindaal
Native to: northern tropical Africa, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh
References: Flowers of IndiaeFloraIMPGCENVIS – FRLHTDDSA
more views: Sep 13, 2008 … along Ghodbunder Road near Gaimukh, Thane, Maharashtra 
Sep 12, 2009 … along NH8 near Sasunavghar, Thane


 
info: can anybody tell me where Luffa echinata of cucurbitaceae fruits are available abundantly in india am in need related to some research


I have seen this cucurbits growing very common as like weed in Maharashtra Nature Park, Sion, Mumbai


 

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Cucurbitaceae of Bhal: please help me to identify this plants .
found @ road side, 
Generally found during the monsoon season
Sedge species is host
fruit has spine like hairs

Luffa echinata (family: Cucurbitaceae) … 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, कुकडवेल kukadvel, कुंजलता kunjalata • Sanskrit: जीमूतः jimuta • Tamil: பேய்ப்பீர்க்கு pey-p-pirkku • Telugu: panibira • Urdu: بندال bindaal
…, if you get to know the name of this plant in Gujarati, please let me us know.


In Gujarat, : Kukadvel


Would it be કૂકડવેલ … OR … કૂકરવેલ ?


In gujarati, it pronounce as કૂકરવેલ ?


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Luffa echinata: Luffa echinata
Marathi name: Devdali
At Alibag, Maharashtra
28/09/2012


Wish we could see fruit or at least female flower with ovary in focus.
 

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CUCURBITACEAE: Luffa echinata Roxb. from Pantnagar : Attachments (5). 3 posts by 3 authors. 

Luffa echinata is a frequent small climber in certain areas of Pantnagar.
Attaching few pics of male and female plants.
Thanks to … for confirming the ID.

Yes, nice set of photographs.


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family (CUCURBITACEAE) : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Luffa echinata.


Page 91 of my book … Interestingly has white flowers. 


Know your Fruits and Vegetables: Cucurbits


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Luffa echinata is frequently seen cucurbit here in Pantnagar (Uttarakhand). Seeds of this species are not represented in eFI so attaching the images.


  
 
 
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