Momordica cymbalaria

Momordica cymbalaria Hook. f., Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 540 1871.  (syn: Cucumis hilapikku Herb.Madr. ex Wall.; Cucumis tuberosus Roxb. ex Wight & Arn.; Kedrostis malvifolia Chiov.; Luffa amara Wall. (ambiguous synonym); Luffa amara Wall. ex G.Don (ambiguous synonym); Luffa hilapikku Herb.Madr. ex Wall.; Luffa tuberosa Roxb.; Momordica tuberosa (Roxb.) Cogn. (ambiguous synonym)); . Sudan, Ethiopia, […]

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Momordica dioica ?

Momordica dioica ?   SK924 02 JAN-2018 : 9 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) Location: Gurgaon, India Date: 17 September 2013 Altitude: 750 ft. Sorry one one image ! Pl. check  /species/a—l/cl/cucurbitaceae Was it wild or cultivated ? Pl. check Momordica dioica Roxb. ex Willd. I had only one image as such could not decide […]

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Momordica sahyadrica ?

Momordica sahyadrica Kattuk. & V.T.Antony, Nordic J. Bot. 24: 541 2006 publ. 2007. ?; Tendrillar dioecious, perennial climbers, tuberous tap root fusiform when young, subglobose or irregularly bulged when mature, 10-18 x 5-10 cm; tendrils unbranched, 8-15 cm long, the basal 4-5 cm uncoiled. Leaves alternate, 10-16 x 8-18 cm, ovate or broadly triangular in outline, […]

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Momordica charantia var. muricata

Momordica charantia var. muricata (Willd.) H.L. Chakravarty, Fasc. Fl. India 11: 92 1982. (syn: Momordica muricata Willd.); Annual climber with unbranched glabrous tendrils, monoecious. Stem pubescent to glabrescent. Leaves orbicular, 1.5-5.0 (-12.0) cm long and as broad, cordate, glabrous or sparsely hairy, 3-5-lobed, middle lobes broadly ovate or rhombic-ovate, sinuate-dentate or acutely lobulate. Petiole 1-3(-4) […]

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Momordica subangulata

Momordica subangulata Blume, Bijdr. 928 1826. (Syn: Momordica subangulata subsp. renigera (Wall. ex G.Don) W.J.de Wilde; Momordica renigera Wall. ex G.Don) as per The Cucurbitaceae of India; . As per efi thread : It seems M. dioica, M. cochinchinensis and M. subangulata subsp. renigera are much confused, although they are quite distinct in flowers and fruits. […]

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Momordica subangulata ?

Momordica subangulata Blume, Bijdr. 928 1826. (Syn: Momordica eberhardtii Gagnep.; Momordica laotica Gagnep.) ?;   As per efi thread : It seems M. dioica, M. cochinchinensis and M. subangulata subsp. renigera are much confused, although they are quite distinct in flowers and fruits. All three share a large bract at the base of flower (tip […]

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Momordica dioica

Momordica dioica Roxb. ex Willd. Sp. pl. 4(1):605. 1805; . mo-MOR-di-ka — from the word to bite, reference to the seeds which look bitten dy-oh-EE-kuh — male and female flowers on separate plants . commonly known as: bristly balsam-pear, prickly carolaho, spine gourd, teasle gourd • Assamese: avandhya, bhat-kerela • Bengali: bhat korola, ghee korola, […]

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Momordica cochinchinensis

Momordica cochinchinensis Spreng., Syst. Veg. 3: 14 1826. (Syn: Momordica macrophylla Gage; Momordica meloniflora Hand.-Mazz.; Momordica mixta Roxb.; Muricia cochinchinensis Lour.; Zucca commersoniana Ser.); Images by Surajit Koley & (Niyas – Id by Gurcharan Singh), (For more photos & complete details, click on the links)   Chinese Cucumber, Spiny bitter-cucumber, Chinese bitter-cucumber • Hindi: ककुर Kakur, कंटोला […]

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Momordica charantia

Momordica charantia L., Sp. Pl. 1009 1753.  (syn. Cucumis argyi H.Lév., Cucumis intermedius M.Roem.; Momordica chinensis Spreng.; Momordica elegans Salisb.; Momordica indica L.; Momordica muricata Willd.; Momordica operculata Vell.; Momordica sinensis Spreng.; Sicyos fauriei H. Lév.);    mo-MOR-di-ka — from the word to bite, reference to the seeds which look bittenchar-AN-tee-a — a pre-Linnean name, […]

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