balsamapple USDA PLANTS Symbol: MOCH2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Vines
Momordica charantia L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Violales: Cucurbitaceae
Synonym(s): bitter melon, balsampear
Native Range: Africa, temp. & trop Asia, Australasia (GRIN);

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Plant(s); Habit
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Cesar Calderon, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Cesar Calderon, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s); Voucher 060406 19
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Foliage; Voucher 060406 19
Forest and Kim Starr, Starr Environmental, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s); Quniana Roo State, Mexico
William M. Ciesla, Forest Health Management International, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Cesar Calderon, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
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Fruit(s);
Cesar Calderon, USDA APHIS PPQ, Bugwood.org
Additional Resolutions & Image Usage

EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)



Invasive Listing Sources:
Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007