Galapagos Species Checklist

Momordica charantia L.

achoccha silvestre, achogcha China, bitter melon, momordica

Momordica charantia, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. Photo: Ruben Heleno, CDF, 2011.
Momordica charantia, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos. Photo: Ruben Heleno, CDF, 2011.

Taxonomy

Domain
Eukaryota

Kingdom
Plantae

Phylum
Magnoliophyta

Class
Magnoliopsida (= Dicotyledoneae)

Order
Violales

Family
Cucurbitaceae

Genus
Momordica

Species
charantia

Taxon category: Accepted

Syn.: Momordica indica L. fide Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew & Missouri Botanical Garden (2010)

Distribution

Distribution map of specimen collection localities or observation records for this species in our collections database.

References

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