Luffa (genus)

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Luffa aegyptica including nearly mature fruit
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Luffa (genus) includes sponge gourd (Luffa operculata), common luffa (Luffa aegyptiaca), angled luffa (Luffa acutangula) and other species. They are grown as a source of sponges, for vegetables or as medicinal plants.

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.