EPPO Global Database

Momordica charantia(MOMCH)

Overview
Last modification: 2004-04-06

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

Notes

Indian subcontinent, Indochina, tropical Africa. Introduced in 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
bitterer Balsamkürbis German
bittere Springgurke German
momordique à feuilles de vigne French
pomme de merveille French
archucha Spanish
balsamina Spanish
cundeamor Spanish (CU)
estropajo Spanish (HN)
jaiva Spanish (MX)
melón amargo Spanish
pomo balsamo Italian
springkomkommer Dutch
melão-de-São-Caetano Portuguese (BR)
karela Hindi
करेला Hindi