Luffa acutangula the Chinese Okra or Angled loofah

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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 7, 2010, 8:24:39 PM10/7/10
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Luffa acutangula is commonly grown in temperate climates, common in Kashmir used as vegetable, photographed from Delhi from a nursery. Common names Ridged gourd, Chinese Okra, ribbed loofah, ribbed gourd, angled loofah and sinqua.

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tanay bose

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Oct 7, 2010, 9:58:03 PM10/7/10
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This is Jhinga
Tanay

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Yazdy Palia

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Oct 8, 2010, 6:08:50 AM10/8/10
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Dear Dr. Gurcharan Singh Ji,
This is Luffa acutangula or ridge gourd.
Kindly go through the link.
http://www.google.co.in/search?q=Ridge+gourd&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&client=firefox-a&rlz=1R1GGGL_en___IN364
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Oct 8, 2010, 10:57:53 AM10/8/10
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Yazdy ji
I think Luffa acutangula and ridge gourd are the same. Please tell me if it is otherwise.
The fruit sold here under the name Chinese okra.
And Tanay, I think Jhinga is Bhindi Abelmoschus esculentus not this one.


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Bhatt Sweta

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Oct 8, 2010, 11:00:21 AM10/8/10
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Sir,
Both are same...
Luffa cylindrica is other species of the genus which is otherwise known as smooth gourd.

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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 8, 2010, 11:23:56 AM10/8/10
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Here is the photograph of one sold here as Chinese okra, much longer than found in Indian markets


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Yazdy Palia

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Oct 8, 2010, 11:52:59 AM10/8/10
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Dr. Gurcharan Singh Ji, I think Shweta ji has answered for me. I have one query for Sweta. Is Lufa cylindrica known as sponge gourd too?
Regards
Yazdy.

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Sir,
Both are same...
Luffa cylindrica is other species of the genus which is otherwise known as smooth gourd.

Regards,
Shweta

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Yazdy Palia

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Oct 8, 2010, 12:21:29 PM10/8/10
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Thank You  Pankaj ji
Regards
Yazdy.

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 9:49 PM, Pankaj Kumar <sahani...@gmail.com> wrote:
Yes Luffa cylindrica is also called sponge gourd, because of the fibres inside the fruits which are used as scrubbed in rural areas.
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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 8, 2010, 12:22:14 PM10/8/10
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Yes Yazdy ji

Luffa aegyptiaca (L.cylindrica): Egyptian loofah, dishrag gourd, loofah, rag gourd, smooth loofah, sponge gourd, vegetable-sponge, sze kwa (Chinese), courge torchon (French), pétole (French), Schwammgurke   (German), estropajo  (Spanish), paste  (Spanish), ghia tori  (Hindi, Urdu)

Luffa acutangula: angled loofah, Chinese-okra, ribbed gourd, ribbed loofah, ridged gourd, silky gourd, si gua (Chinese), Jhinga (Bengali-yes Tanay you are right), Pirkanga (Tamil), Beera kaya (Telugu), Dodaki (Marathi), Jeeka (Assamese)



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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 8, 2010, 12:24:05 PM10/8/10
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Yes Tanay your Jhinga in Bangali is correct 



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Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 8, 2010, 12:19:10 PM10/8/10
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Yes Luffa cylindrica is also called sponge gourd, because of the fibres inside the fruits which are used as scrubbed in rural areas.
Pankaj

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Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 8, 2010, 12:32:13 PM10/8/10
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But OKRA is supposed to be BHINDI.....as far as I know.
Pankaj

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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 8, 2010, 12:34:34 PM10/8/10
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That is why Chinese Okra!!


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Pankaj Kumar

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Oct 8, 2010, 12:37:42 PM10/8/10
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Chinese dont know the difference of Malvaceae and Cucurbitaceae
:p...... JUST KIDDING...
Pankaj

Smita Raskar

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Oct 8, 2010, 12:45:30 PM10/8/10
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'Dodaka' in marathi used as vegetable
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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 8, 2010, 1:43:14 PM10/8/10
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Pankaj ji
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Satish Phadke

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Oct 10, 2010, 11:08:18 AM10/10/10
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I think Sponge gourd is घोसावळे Ghosavale   in Marathi. We Maharashtrians make Bhaji or Pakodas from its slices. The dried fruit looks like scrub sponge as said earlier.
Dr Phadke

Jayanta

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Oct 27, 2010, 5:13:42 AM10/27/10
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Dudka in Sambalpuri a language of Orissa and Tarda in Oriya.

On Oct 10, 8:08 pm, Satish Phadke <drsmpha...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I think Sponge gourd is घोसावळे Ghosavale   in Marathi. We Maharashtrians
> make Bhaji or Pakodas from its slices. The dried fruit looks like scrub
> sponge as said earlier.
> Dr Phadke
>
> On 8 October 2010 21:22, Yazdy Palia <yazdypa...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Dr. Gurcharan Singh Ji, I think Shweta ji has answered for me. I have one
> > query for Sweta. Is Lufa cylindrica known as sponge gourd too?
> > Regards
> > Yazdy.
>
> > On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 8:30 PM, Bhatt Sweta <bhattsw...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>  Bhatt Sweta (bhattsw...@gmail.com) was added to your Guest List<https://www.boxbe.com/approved-list>by their request | Delete
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> >> Sir,
> >> Both are same...
> >> Luffa cylindrica is other species of the genus which is otherwise known as
> >> smooth gourd.
>
> >> Regards,
> >> Shweta
>
> >> On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 8:27 PM, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >>> Yazdy ji
> >>> I think Luffa acutangula and ridge gourd are the same. Please tell me if
> >>> it is otherwise.
> >>> The fruit sold here under the name Chinese okra.
> >>> And Tanay, I think Jhinga is Bhindi Abelmoschus esculentus not this one.
>
> >>> --
>
> >>> Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> >>> Retired  Associate Professor
> >>> SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> >>> Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> >>> Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
> >>>http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/<http://people.du.ac.in/%7Esinghg45/>
>
> >>> On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 3:08 AM, Yazdy Palia <yazdypa...@gmail.com>wrote:
>
> >>>> Dear Dr. Gurcharan Singh Ji,
> >>>> This is Luffa acutangula or  ridge gourd.
> >>>> Kindly go through the link.
>
> >>>>http://www.google.co.in/search?q=Ridge+gourd&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&c...
> >>>> Regards
> >>>> Yazdy.
>
> >>>> On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 5:54 AM, Gurcharan Singh <singh...@gmail.com>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>> > Luffa acutangula is commonly grown in temperate climates, common in
> >>>> Kashmir
> >>>> > used as vegetable, photographed from Delhi from a nursery. Common
> >>>> names
> >>>> > Ridged gourd, Chinese Okra, ribbed loofah, ribbed gourd, angled loofah
> >>>> and
> >>>> > sinqua.
>
> >>>> > --
> >>>> > Dr. Gurcharan Singh
> >>>> > Retired  Associate Professor
> >>>> > SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
> >>>> > Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
> >>>> > Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
> >>>> >http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/<http://people.du.ac.in/%7Esinghg45/>
>
> >> --
> >> *Bhatt Shweta*
> >> *Asso. Prof.,*
> >> TCSC,
> >> *Doctoral Research Student,*
> >> M.S.U.
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