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  Luffa umbellata
 
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  Family: CUCURBITACEAE
  Citation:  Luffa umbellata (Klein) Roem., Syn. Monogr. 2: 63. 1846; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 534(377). 1919; Chakrav., Fasc. Fl. Ind. 11: 75. 1982. Cucurbita umbellata Klein in Willd., Sp. Pl. 4: 608. 1805.
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  Description: Annuals, stems elongate, sulcate, glabrous. Leaves alternate, 3-5 cm long and as broad, ovate-cordate, slightly 3-5- lobed, acute, subulate, dentate; petioles 6-12 cm long, slender, glabrous or puberulous. Tendrils puberulous, bifid. Flowers white. Male flowers: peduncles 15-28 cm long, 4-10-flowered, usually slender, glabrous; pedicels 0.5-2.0 cm long. Stamens 3, filaments of two, bifid below the anther. Female flowers: peduncles 0.5-1.0 cm long. Fruit short, ecostate, densely long spinous, spines densely woolly.
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-October
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  Habitat: Along bushes and hedges
  Distribution: Southern Western Ghats (Kerala)
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Kerala
  IUCN status: Endangered (EN)
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