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Momordica Species

Cucurbitaceae

Momordica balsamina L.

Balsan apple

Momordica charantia L.

Bitter melon, Balsam pear, Bitter cucumber, Bitter gourd, kerela

Momordica grosvenorii (Swingle) C. Jeffrey ex Lu & Zhang

syn. Siraitia grosvenorii Swingle

syn. Thladiantha grosvenorii (Swingle) C. Jeffrey

Lo Han Guo, Lo Han Kuo, Monk Fruit


We have information from several sources:

Asian Vegetables: Selected Fruit and Leafy Types—Marita Cantwell, Xunli Nie, Ru Jing Zong, and Mas Yamaguchi

Alternative Crops Research in Virginia—Harbans L. Bhardwaj, Andy Hankins, Tadesse Mebrahtu, Jimmy Mullins, Muddappa Rangappa, Ozzie Abaye, and Gregory E. Welbaum

New Opportunities in the Cucurbitaceae—Timothy J. Ng

Magness, J.R., G.M. Markle, C.C. Compton. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States.

Momordica grosvenorii—Swingle, W.T.

Karela (Momordiaca charantia Linn.)—Pankaj Oudhia


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