Momordica charantia L.

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Dilleniidae
Order: Violales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Genus: Momordica

Other System Links

Plants: MOCH2
Bayer: MOMCH
GRIN: 24520
ITIS: 22399
NPDN Host: 31032

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
bitter melon, balsampear


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