Selected Herbarium Specimen Details (1) Download

Family Name:Cucurbitaceae
Currently Accepted Name:Luffa quinquefida (Hook. & Arn.) Seem.
Determination History: Luffa operculata (L.) Cogn.
Locality:Nicaragua. Chinandega Dept. Near Golfo de Fonseca; 1-3 km NW of Hda. Apacunca, ca. 21 km WSW of Villa Nueva. 12º 53’ 54” N 87º 58’ 59” W
Description:Flowers yellow; vine on shrub. 
Habitat:Pacific coastal plain; formerly Crescentia savanna, flooded in October, but now dry and pastured "llanos" (formerly planted in rice?), with scattered thickets of shrubby Mimosa spp., Parkinsonia reticulata, Thalia geniculata, and many grasses.
Reproductive State:Fruit
Collector:H. H. Iltis 30924
  with M. Castrillo, C. Medina, & C. Aker
Date:18 Dec 1991
Accession No:211458

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