Luffa acutangula var. amara C.B.Clarke

    (Gourd Or Melon Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KHARBOOZA FAMILY (खरबूजा फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CUCURBITACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Luffa acutangula (L.) Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Adavibira, Guthibira (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Moist deciduous forests and also along roadsides
  • Comments / notes : Fruits small and obovoid, bitter in taste
  • Flower, Fruit : September-December
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Malappuram district, Thrissur district
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, China, Pakistan, Myanmar
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. acutangula var. amara. Downloaded on 18 September 2021.


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