EPPO Global Database

Momordica charantia(MOMCH)

Overview
Code created in: 2004-04-06

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MOMCH
  • Preferred name: Momordica charantia
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Malesia, tropical Africa. Cultivated as a vegetable. Introduced in China, Korea, USA,  Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone)

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Momordica chinensis Sprengel
Momordica muricata Willdenow

Common names
Name Language
balsam apple English
balsam pear English
bitter balsam apple English
bitter gourd English
bitter melon English
paria English
Balsambirne German
bitterer Balsamkürbis German
bittere Springgurke German
Bittergurke German
Margose German
concombre africain French
momordique à feuilles de vigne French
pomme de merveille French
archucha Spanish
balsamina Spanish
bálsamo Spanish
cundeamor Spanish (CU)
estropajo Spanish (HN)
jaiva Spanish (MX)
melón amargo Spanish
pomo balsamo Italian
springkomkommer Dutch
melão-de-São-Caetano Portuguese (BR)
kǔ guā Chinese
苦瓜 Chinese
karela Hindi
करेला Hindi
peria katak Indonesian
여 주 Korean
yeo ju Korean