Flower NameMomordica charantia
Formal NameMomordica charantia
MorphAnnual vines grass vegetable
Momordica charantia , or bitter melon (scientific name: Momordica charantial) is an annual grass of vegetables in the family cucurbitaceae native to Tropical Asia. Yellow flowers bloom in the summer, flowers after cucumber like in put some dark fruit warts. Eat, eaten raw except for cotton and seed (maturing as edible) part or overheating. Has a distinctive bitter taste is rich in vitamin C, is popular as a summer prevention. Okinawa is famous in Japan. White fruit of bitter melon is drunk as fresh juice (more expensive) in Taiwan and green skin's ones which are strong bitter are usually used .
Generic name: momordica charantia, scientific name: Momordica charantia, also known as : bitter gourd, bitter squash, bitter melon (Chinese), goya (Japanese), origin: tropical Asia, Type of life: Vine annual grass, vine length: 500 cm, leaf length: 3-15 cm, Leaf shape: palmate, Leaf margin : serrated, flower colour: yellow, , Flowering period: June - September, Body: cucumber like in the elongated spindle-shaped surface throughout wart aerobic, Body colour: Dark green, Fruit length: 15 - 40 cm, Edible or not: Edible vegetable, Edible part: the inner part of the plant, except for the edible seeds, Taste: Bitter, Use: Vegetable, Shade plant.
Flower typeActinomorphic Flower
Flower arrayRacemous Inflorescence
Petal shapeHigh cup
Flowering placeGarden field
SeasonJun Jul Aug Sep
Height400 ~ 500 [cm]
Diameter2.5 ~ 3