EPPO Global Database

Momordica balsamina(MOMBA)

Overview
Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MOMBA
  • Preferred name: Momordica balsamina
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Western Asia, Africa (except northern and central). Cultivated as a medicinal plant. Introduced in Indian subcontinent, USA, Caribbean, South America (Peru)


Common names
Name Language
African cucumber English
bitter melon English (US)
common balsam apple English
cundeamor English (US)
gemeiner Balsamapfel German
gemeiner Balsamkürbis German
momordique commune French
pomme de merveille French
pomo balsamo Italian
pomo di merviglia Italian
le'usit metappeset Hebrew
לְעוּסִית מְטַפֶּסֶת Hebrew
laloentjie Afrikaans