|balsamapple|| USDA PLANTS Symbol: MOCH2
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
|Momordica charantia L.|
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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Violales: Cucurbitaceae
|Synonym(s): bitter melon, balsampear|
|Native Range: Africa, temp. & trop Asia, Australasia (GRIN);|
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.
|U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:|
|Haleakala National Park (Hawaii)|
|Invasive Listing Sources:|
|Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council|
|Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007|