Momordica charantia subsp. charantia

This subspecies is accepted
The native range of this subspecies is Tropical & Subtropical Old World to NE Queensland. It is a Climbing annual and grows primarly in the Wet Tropical biome(s).

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Borneo, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Christmas I., Congo, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Society Is., Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Extinct in:

Socotra

Introduced into:

Alabama, Andaman Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Ascension, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cambodia, Caroline Is., Cayman Is., Central American Pac, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Connecticut, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Florida, Galápagos, Georgia, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Jamaica, Korea, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Marianas, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicobar Is., Niue, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Réunion, Samoa, Southwest Caribbean, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Milne-Redhead, E. [5140], Ghana Momordica charantia var. abbreviata 4645.000 No
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6745] Momordica muricata K001124718 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6745] Momordica muricata K001124717 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6745] Momordica muricata K001124715 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6745] Momordica muricata K001124716 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6745] Momordica muricata K001124713 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 6745] Momordica muricata K001124714 Yes

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

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