It belongs to the gourd family- Cucurbitaceae and is a running or climbing vine. The fruit is harvested young and used as a vegetable.
Lauki also known as bottle gourd or opo squash is used in Indian cuisine in various ways. Lauki is also called as dudhi (Marathi and Gujarati), ghiya (Hindi) and sorakaya in regional language
Loki also known as bottle gourd, white-flowered gourd, long melon, birdhouse gourd, New Guinea bean and Tasmania bean, is a vine grown for its fruit.