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Taxon: Momordica balsamina L.

 
Genus: Momordica
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Momordiceae
Nomen number: 24519
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1009. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 28-May-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Sep-2018
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 17 (12 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals; mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Yemen [Socotra (extirpated)]
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Mali, Nigeria, Senegal
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, [Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal] Swaziland

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, [Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh] Nepal, Pakistan

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory]


    Cultivated

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Guadeloupe, Martinique


    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida, Louisiana]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas (e. & s.)]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Peru


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  4. Boudet, G. et al. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. 1986 (L Mali)
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  6. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  7. Chakravarty, H. L. 1982. Cucurbitaceae (Fasc F India) 11:88-89.
  8. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  9. De Wilde, W. J. J. O. & B. E. E. Duyfjes 2002. Synopsis of Momordica (Cucurbitaceae) in SE Asia and Malesia Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 87(3):134.
  10. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  11. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  12. Everest, S. L. Poisonous plants of Australia. (Everist)
  13. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  14. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  15. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  16. Hamid, S. et al. 1995. Medicinal plants of family Cucurbitaceae of Pakistan (part II) (Hamdard) 38:91.
  17. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  18. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  19. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  20. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
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  22. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  23. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  24. Liogier, A. H. Flora of Hispaniola: Part 1; La Flora de la Española. Part II-. (F Hispan)
  25. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  26. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  27. Miller, A. G. & M. Morris Ethnoflora of the Soqotra Archipelago. (F Soqotra)
  28. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
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  32. Thulin, M., ed. Flora of Somalia. (F Somalia)
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  34. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  35. Wunderlin, R. P. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida. 1998 (F Florida)

Check other web resources for Momordica balsamina L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24519. Accessed 19 November 2018.