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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Momordica


Hierarchical position of the Genus Momordica

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
   Subclassis  Dilleniidae Takht. ex Reveal & Tahkt.
pub. 1993
   SuperOrdo  Cucurbitanae Reveal
pub. Phytologia 76: 4. 1994.
   Ordo  Cucurbitales Dumort.
pub. Anal. Fam. Pl.: 28. 1829.
   Subordo  Cucurbitineae Engl.
pub. Syllabus, ed. 2: 190. Mai 1898.
   Familia  Cucurbitaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 393. 4 Aug 1789, nom. cons.
common name: Cucumbers, Gourds, Watermelon
   Subtribus  Momordicinae M. Roem.
pub. Fam. Nat. Syn. Monogr. 2: 6. Dec 1846.
   Genus  Momordica L.
pub. (1753)
common name: momordica

Named members of the Genus Momordica

   Species  balsamina L.
common name: southern balsampear
   Species  charantia L.
common name: balsampear, cerasee
   Species  cochinchinensis (Lour.) Sprengel
common name: balsampear
   Species  dioica Roxb. ex Willd.
common name: balsampear
   Species  elaterium L.
syn. Ecballium elaterium
   Species  lanata Thunb.
syn. Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.


For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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