Bitter Luffa is a tropical running vine with rounded leaves and yellow
flowers. Both female and male flowers appear on the same plant. Leaves are
angled, but little if at all lobed except on young shoots. It differs from
the usual Ribbed Sponge Gourd in that
the leaves are small and softly villous. Fruit is obovoid-oblong, both ends
obtuse, conical, 5-8 cm long, 3-4 cm thick, 10-ribbed, seeds small.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
Photographed at TungareshwarWildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra.
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