Flower Database

Momordica charantia

Basic information
Flower Name
Momordica charantia
Formal Name
Momordica charantia
Alias
郷陽, 蔓茘枝
Habitat
Tropical Asia
Morph
Annual vines grass vegetable
Comment
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.
Detailed information
Order
Cucurbitales
Family
Cucurbitaceae
Genus
Momordica
Species
M. charantia
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
High cup
Leaf type
Palmate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
Garden field
Color
Yellow
Season
Jun Jul Aug Sep
Height
400  ~ 500  [cm]
Diameter
2.5  ~ 3