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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 (2512)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2411)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2042)

      Order: Violales (60)

        Family: Cucurbitaceae (23) (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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