Momordica balsamina

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Momordica balsamina

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Cucurbitales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Cucurbitales

Familia: Cucurbitaceae
Tribus: Momordiceae
Genus: Momordica
Species: Momordica balsamina

Name[edit]

Momordica balsamina L., Sp. Pl. 1009 1753.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Cucumis agrestis Mill. ex Cogn.
  • Momordica garipensis E. Mey.
  • Momordica garriepensis Arn.
  • Momordica huberii Todaro
  • Momordica involucrata E. Mey.
  • Momordica schinzii Cogn. ex Schinz
  • Nevrosperma cuspidata Rafin.

Homonyms[edit]

Distribution[edit]

Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Africa
      • Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Benin, N-Nigeria, Chad, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, S-Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zanzibar, Pemba Isl., Socotra, South Africa (Limpopo, North-West Prov., Gauteng, Mpulamanga, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, N-Cape Prov., E-Cape Prov.), Swaziland, Botswana
  • Continental: Asie
      • Saudi Arabia (Hejaz), Bahrain, Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley), Oman (Mascat & Oman), Saudi Arabia (C-Saudi Arabia, Asir), Yemen (Aden Desert, coastal Hadhramaut, SW-Yemen, Tihama, W-Yemen), S-Saharan Mts., Nepal, China, peninsular Malaysia, Pakistan (Karachi, Sind, N.W.Frontier Prov., Pakistani Punjab), India
  • Continental: Australia
      • Australia (N-Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales), Christmas Isl. (Austr.)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

References[edit]

  • Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species plantarum, exhibentes plantas rite cognitas, ad genera relatas, cum differentiis specificis, nominibus trivialibus, synonymis selectis, locis natalibus, secundum systema sexuale digestas. Tomus II. Pp. 561–1200, [1–30, index], [1, err.]. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae [Stockholm]. BHL Reference page. : 1009.

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Balsam Apple, Cundeamor, Southern Balsampear, Balsam Pear
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