Taxon: Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng.

 
Genus: Momordica
Family: Cucurbitaceae
      Tribe: Momordiceae
Nomen number: 24521
Place of publication: Syst. veg. 3:14. 1826
Name Verified on: 28-May-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 28-May-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Human food: potential as vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAs 8:206-210. 1993; Econ Bot 53:108. 1999)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):358. 1999; Econ Bot 53:108. 1999)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Econ Bot 53:108. 1999)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Anhui, - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Guizhou, - Hunan, - Jiangsu, - Jiangxi, - Sichuan, - Xizang, - Yunnan, - Zhejiang
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India - Assam, - Nagaland, - Tamil Nadu, - Uttar Pradesh, - West Bengal
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; India - Andaman and Nicobar; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines
    • Papuasia: Papua New Guinea
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Queensland

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan - Ryukyu Islands
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Indochina; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia

References:

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  • Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viet-Nam. 1960- (F CambLVN)
  • Bensky, D., A. Gamble, & T. J. Kaptchuk Chinese herbal medicine: Materia medica, rev. ed. 1993 (Chin Herb Med)
  • Chakravarty, H. L. 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Fasc F India) 11:92-93.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
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  • George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. 1980- (F Aust)
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Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.