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Balsam-pear
Momordica charantia L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Cucurbitales »  family Cucurbitaceae - cucurbits »  genus Momordica - momordica

Scientific synonyms

Momordica charantia var. abbreviata Ser.
Momordica charantia f. abbreviata (Ser.) W.J.de Wilde & Duyfjes
Momordica charantia subsp. abbreviata (Ser.) Greb.
Cucumis argyi H.Lév.
Momordica chinensis Spreng.
Momordica elegans Salisb.
Sicyos fauriei H. Lév.
Momordica indica L.
Cucumis intermedius M.Roem.
Momordica muricata Willd.

Other names

= Balsam Apple
= Balsam Pear
= Balsampear
= Bitter Gourd

Images

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Petr Vobořil

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Michael Kesl

fruit

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Forest & Kim Starr

seed

Momordica charantia - Balsam-pear

Author: Forest & Kim Starr
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Links and literature

EN Botanical Society of British Isles [http://www.bsbi.org.uk/], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Momordica charantia L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012

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