balsampear
balsam pear n.
1. A tropical, Old World, tendril-bearing annual vine (Momordica charantia) having yellow flowers and orange, warty fruits that open at maturity to expose red-coated seeds.
2. The immature fruit of this plant, used as a vegetable in Asian cuisine. The ripe fruit is not eaten. Also called bitter gourd, bitter melon.

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  • Momordica balsamina L. — Symbol MOBA Common Name southern balsampear Botanical Family Cucurbitaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Momordica charantia L. — Symbol MOCH2 Common Name balsampear Botanical Family Cucurbitaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Momordica cochinchinensis (Lour.) Spreng. — Symbol MOCO5 Common Name balsampear Botanical Family Cucurbitaceae …   Scientific plant list

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  • Momordica dioica Roxb. ex Willd. — Symbol MODI8 Common Name balsampear Botanical Family Cucurbitaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Momordica balsamina — ID 54614 Symbol Key MOBA Common Name southern balsampear Family Cucurbitaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, FL, LA, NM, OK, PR, TX Growth Habit Vine, Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Momordica charantia — ID 54615 Symbol Key MOCH2 Common Name balsampear Family Cucurbitaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AL, CT, FL, HI, KY, LA, PA, PR, TX, VI Growth Habit Vine, Forb/herb …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Momordica cochinchinensis — ID 54616 Symbol Key MOCO5 Common Name balsampear Family Cucurbitaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • Momordica dioica — ID 54617 Symbol Key MODI8 Common Name balsampear Family Cucurbitaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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