Momordica balsamina

Species:Momordica balsamina L.
Status:Not Native
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
Genus Momordica
Species Momordica balsamina L. - SOUTHERN BALSAMPEAR


Citation MOMORDICA BALSAMINA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1009. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 1150.1). Lectotypified by Meeuse, Bothalia 8: 49. 1962.

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
St. Lucie FLAS  


SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Momordica balsamina var. huberi Momordica balsamina Linnaeus, var. huberi (Todaro) Naudin, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 5. 5: 21. 1867.BASIONYM: Momordica huberi Todaro 1863. 
Momordica balsamina var. leucantha Momordica balsamina Linnaeus, var. leucantha C. Huber, Catal. 6. 1864.  
Momordica balsamina var. minor Momordica balsamina Linnaeus, var. minor Cogniaux, Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 418. 1895. TYPE: SOUTH AFRICA: Natal: Curban, s.d., Rehmann 8838 (holotype: Z).
Momordica garipensis Momordica garipensis E. Meyer, in Drège, Zwei Pflanzengeogr. Dokum. 202. 1843.  
Momordica huberi Momordica huberi Todaro, Giorn. Reale Ist. Incoragg. Agric. Sicilia 1: 165. 1863.  
Momordica involucrata Momordica involucrata E. Meyer ex Sonder, in Harvey & Sonder, Fl. Cap. 2: 491. 1862. TYPE: SOUTH AFRICA: Natal:
Momordica involucrata var. laciniata Momordica involucrata E. Meyer ex Sonder, var. laciniata Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 103. 1898.  
Momordica involucrata var. normalis Momordica involucrata E. Meyer ex Sonder, var. normalis Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 103. 1898.BASIONYM: Momordica involucrata E. Meyer ex Sonder 1862. 
Nevrosperma cuspidatum Nevrosperma cuspidatum Rafinesque, Amer. Monthly Mag. & Crit. Rev. 4: 40. 1818. TYPE: LOUISIANA:


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Massachusetts Middlesex Co. 13 Aug 1959 B. L. Wagenknecht 5187 CULTIVATED.
Cayman Islands Grand Cayman Island 18 Dec 1971 N. Chevalier 287
USA North Carolina Forsyth Co. 28 Sep 1942 Collector unspecified on label 10415 Cultivated; native to S Asia.
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