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Luffa aegyptiaca Mill.
Vegetable sponge, Loofah

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Vine

Perennation: Annual

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Luffa aegyptiaca available from :

Luffa aegyptiaca has been found in the following conservation area :
Occurrence Native Status
Crandon Park Present Not Native, Naturalized

Luffa aegyptiaca has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized

Luffa aegyptiaca has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland