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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.
Accessions: 17 (12 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

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, Eswatini, Namibia, South Africa [Cape Province, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Transvaal]

    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:

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  3. Boudet, G. et al. 1986. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali
  4. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  5. Burkill, H. M. 1985-2004. The useful plants of west tropical Africa.
  6. Chakravarty, H. L. 1982. Cucurbitaceae. Fascicles of flora of India. 11:88-89.
  7. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  8. 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.
  9. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  10. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  11. Everest, S. L. 1981. Poisonous plants of Australia. Note: poisonous
  12. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca.
  13. George, A. S., ed. 1980-. Flora of Australia.
  14. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14
  15. Hamid, S. et al. 1995. Medicinal plants of family Cucurbitaceae of Pakistan (part II). Hamdard 38:91.
  16. Hara, H. et al. 1978-1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  17. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  18. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
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  29. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
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  32. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  33. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
  34. Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida
  35. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=24519. Accessed 13 August 2020.