Momordica charantia

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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 charantia
Subspecies: M. c. subsp. charantia – M. c. subsp. macroloba

Name[edit]

Momordica charantia L., Sp. Pl. 2: 1009. 1753. (as Charantia)

Synonymy[edit]

  • Heterotypic
    • Luffa hilapikku Wall., Numer. List (Wallich) n. 6754. 1832.

Native distribution areas

Display the range areas:

  • Africa
    • West Tropical Africa
      • Benin, Burkina, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo.
    • West-Central Tropical Africa
      • Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Rwanda, Zaïre.
    • Northeast Tropical Africa
      • Chad, Sudan.
    • East Tropical Africa
      • Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda.
    • South Tropical Africa
      • Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
    • Southern Africa
      • KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland.
  • Asia-Tropical
    • Indian Subcontinent
      • East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
    • Indo-China
      • Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam.
    • Malesia
      • Borneo, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera.
  • Australasia
    • Australia
      • Queensland.
  • Pacific
    • Southwestern Pacific
      • Fiji.

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

References[edit]

Primary 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. 

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Vernacular names[edit]

বাংলা: করলা
српски / srpski: Горка диња / Gorka dinja
Deutsch: Bittermelone
eesti: Karella-kibekurk
English: bitter melon
മലയാളം: പാവൽ
suomi: Karvaskurkku
தமிழ்: பாகல்/பாகற்கொடி
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