Momordica balsamina

Momordica balsamina

(Bitter Melon, Balsam Apple)

FAMILY

Cucurbitaceae

Species

Momordica balsamina

Common name(s)

Bitter Melon, Balsam Apple

Flower colour; life form

Flowers pale yellow. Slender vine

Distinguishing features

Leaves alternate, deeply lobed, tendrils coiled. Flowers with a pale yellow corolla. Fruits warty, green to yellow-orange when ripe, indehiscent. Seeds 3-6 dark grey 10-12 mm long.

Momordica balsamina