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Common name

English: Balsam Apple, Bitter Gourd, Bitter Melon

German: Bittergurke

Mandarin: 苦瓜 (ku gua)

Portuguese: Melão amargo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Cucurbitales (25)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (25)(family description)

          Genus: Momordica (4)

            Epithet: charantia L. (1)

charantia => from L., but origion unexplained, not ital.

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Momordica charantia at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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