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Cucurbitaceae family

Luffa aegyptiaca
, Gard. Dict. (ed. 8): Luffa.  1768.
Syn.: Luffa cylindrica (Linnaeus) M. Roemer (1846).

Tochon. Luffa.
Naturalized vine of disturbed moist areas.
Quite common in the north.
Native to tropical Asia or possibly Africa.
The young fruits are eaten in a salad and when the fruits is large the fibers are used for baskets and hats. The most common use, however, is for scrubbing.