African Plant Database


Momordica charantia L.
Family : CUCURBITACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 1009 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Momordica
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Momordica charantia L. subsp. charantia
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Momordica thollonii Cogn. (1888)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Momordica charantia subsp. macroloba Ach.-Dako & Blattner (2008)
Momordica charantia L. subsp. charantia
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual climber or trailer to 5 m long; stems herbaceous, strapshaped at the base.
Ecology : Rain-forest and riverine forest, elephant-grass thicket and in plantations; sandy soils; grassy savanna, swamp; also ruderal; 0-1650 m alt. Cultivated. Pantropical, but probably introduced in the New World; S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Herb, Climber- Ht 0.5 - 5 m. Alt: 120 - 750 m. Distribution: NAM, KN, MP
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb, Liana; distribution: Africa.
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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    Map
    carte afrique num 25996
     
    Record n°25996 modified 2007-04-16
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