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Momordica charantia L.
BALSAM-PEAR
Balsampear

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Momordica charantia on fence prepared from Bambusa bambos and Butea monosperma
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Momordica charantia on fence prepared from Bambusa bambos and Butea monosperma

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Momordica charantia
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Momordica charantia

Momordica charantia
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Momordica charantia

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Phyllosticta momordicae @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Coridromius chenopoderis @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Rhinacloa insularis @ AMNH_PBI (2)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora chardoniana @ BPI (1)

Cercospora citrullina @ BPI (4)

Cercospora @ BPI (1)
Peronosporaceae  Pseudoperonospora cubensis @ BPI (6)
Piesmatidae  Mcateella elongata @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia momordicae @ BPI (1)
_  Peronoplasmopara momordicae @ BPI (1)

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 Genus Momordica  
  Momordica charantia    L., 1753 
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Momordica charantia L.
balsampear

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General Information
Symbol: MOCH2
Group: Dicot
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Vine
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I
PB   I
PR   I
VI   I
Other Common Names: balsam pear
bitter melon
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©Mark W. Skinner. United States, FL, Miami-Dade Co., Miami, The Kampong. November 27, 1982. Usage Requirements .

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, FL, Miami-Dade Co., Miami, The Kampong. November 27, 1982. Usage Requirements .

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, FL, Miami-Dade Co., Miami, The Kampong. November 27, 1982. Usage Requirements .

©Mark W. Skinner. United States, FL, Miami-Dade Co., USDA Chapman Field. November 26, 1982. Usage Requirements .

©Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . British Virgin Islands, Tortola, Road to Sage Mountain. Usage Requirements .

©Pedro Acevedo-Rodriguez. Provided by Smithsonian Institution, Department of Botany . British Virgin Islands, Tortola, Road to Sage Mountain. Usage Requirements .

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Violales
Family Cucurbitaceae – Cucumber family
Genus Momordica L. – momordica
Species Momordica charantia L. – balsampear

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North America
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Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain UPL
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Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast FACU

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Number of matches : 13
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Momordica charantia%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Plant") ORDER BY taxon

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Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
Bitter Melon
ID: 0000 0000 1205 1282 [detail]
© 2005 Joseph Dougherty/ecology.org

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
ID: 0000 0000 0506 2431 [detail]
© 2006 Louis-M. Landry

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
ID: 4444 4444 0609 0006 [detail]
© 2009 Moorea Biocode

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
ID: 4444 4444 0510 1395 [detail]
© 2010 Moorea Biocode

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
ID: 0000 0000 0312 0733 [detail]
© 2012 Zoya Akulova

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
ID: 0000 0000 0312 0734 [detail]
© 2012 Zoya Akulova

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
ID: 0000 0000 0312 0735 [detail]
© 2012 Zoya Akulova

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
ID: 0000 0000 0312 0736 [detail]
© 2012 Zoya Akulova

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
ID: 0000 0000 0312 0737 [detail]
© 2012 Zoya Akulova

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
Bitter Melon
ID: 0000 0000 0513 0559 [detail]
© 2013 Ansel Oommen

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
Bitter Melon
ID: 0000 0000 0813 1763 [detail]
© 2013 Ansel Oommen

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
Bitter Melon
ID: 0000 0000 0813 1764 [detail]
© 2013 Ansel Oommen

Momordica charantia
Momordica charantia
Bitter Melon
ID: 0000 0000 0813 1765 [detail]
© 2013 Ansel Oommen

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