Momordica charantia

Species:Momordica charantia L.
Status:Not Native, EPPC(II), UPL (NWPL)
Specimen: View specimen details in the USF Herbarium Specimen Database

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Sub Class
Genus Momordica
Species Momordica charantia L. - BALSAMPEAR


Citation MOMORDICA CHARANTIA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1009. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Cult. in Netherlands, without data (lectotype: BM). Lectotypified by C. Jeffrey, in Milne-Redhead & Polhill, Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Cucurbitac. 31. 1967.

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Brevard USF  
Broward USF  
Charlotte USF  
Collier USF  
DeSoto USF  
Escambia FSU  
Hardee USF  
Hendry USF  
Highlands USF  
Hillsborough USF  
Indian River USF  
Lake USF  
Lee USF  
Leon FSU  
Manatee USF  
Marion FLAS  
Martin USF  
Miami-Dade USF  
Monroe Keys USF  
Okeechobee FLAS  
Orange USF  
Osceola USF  
Palm Beach USF  
Pasco USF  
Pinellas USF  
Polk USF  
Putnam FLAS  
Sarasota USF  
Seminole USF  
St. Lucie USF  
Volusia FLAS  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Momordica elegans Momordica elegans Salisbury, Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton 158. 1796, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Momordica charantia Linnaeus 1753. 
Cucumis intermedius Cucumis intermedius M. Roemer, Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 2: 80. 1846.  
Momordica anthelmintica Momordica anthelmintica Schumacher & Thonning, in Schumacher, Beskr. Guin. Pl. 423. 1827.  
Momordica charantia var. abbreviata Momordica charantia Linnaeus, var. abbreviata Seringe, in de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 311. 1828.BASIONYM: Momordica zeylanica Miller 1768. 
Momordica charantia var. muricata Momordica charantia Linnaeus, var. muricata (Willdenow) Grisebach, Fl. Brit. W.I. 287. 1860.BASIONYM: Momordica muricata Willdenow 1805. 
Momordica charantia var. zeylanica Momordica charantia Linnaeus, var. zeylanica (Miller) Hitchcock, Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 4: 89. 1893, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Momordica charantia Linnaeus, var. abbreviata Seringe 1828; Momordica zeylanica Miller 1768. 
Momordica chinensis Momordica chinensis Anon., Bull. Reale Soc. Tosc. Ortic. 18: 14. 1893. TYPE: CHINA:
Momordica jagorana Momordica jagorana K. Koch, Wochenschr. Gaertnerei Pflanzenk. 1(Nachr.): 45. 1858.  
Momordica muricata Momordica muricata Willdenow, Sp. Pl. 4: 602. 1805. TYPE: INDIA: Kerala: Malabar, without data (holotype: Rheede, Hort. Malab. 8: t. 10. 1688).
Momordica papillosa Momordica papillosa Peckolt ex Rosenthal, Syn. Pl. Diaph. 678. 1862.  
Momordica roxburghiana Momordica roxburghiana G. Don, Gen. Hist. 3: 35. 1834. TYPE: INDIA:
Momordica senegalensis Momordica senegalensis Lamarck, Encycl. 4: 239. 1797. TYPE: SENEGAL:
Momordica zeylanica Momordica zeylanica Miller, Gard. Dict., ed. 8. 1768. TYPE: SRI LANKA:
Sicyos fauriei Sicyos fauriei H. Léveillé, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 10: 150. 1911. TYPE: HAWAII: