Taxon: Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.

 
Genus: Sechium
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Sicyoeae
Nomen number: 33453
Place of publication: Fl. Ind. occid. 2:1150. 1800
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Feb-2005
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fruit & tubers used as vegetable fide Econ Bot 45:411, 413. 1991)
  • Human food: vegetable (fruit & tubers used as vegetable fide Econ Bot 45:411. 1990)
  • Animal food: fodder (fide Biol Cucurb 141. 1990)
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Veracruz]


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Cadena-Iñiguez, J. et al. 2008. Infraspecific variation of Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. in the state of Veracruz, Mexico Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 55:835-847.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. (F Veracruz)
  8. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  9. Hackett, C. & J. Carolane Edible Horticultural Crops. 1982 (Edible HC)
  10. Hernandez-Uribe, J. P. et al. 2011. Isolation and characterization of Mexican chayote tuber (Sechium edule Sw.) starch Stärke 63:32-41.
  11. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  12. Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  13. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  14. Lira Saade, R. 1996. Chayote. Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. (Prom Underused Crops) 8:1-58.
  15. Lira, R. et al. 2008. The effects of climate change on the geographic distribution of Mexican wild relatives of domesticated Cucurbitaceae Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 56:691?703.
  16. Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:128-134, 152-156.
  17. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  18. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  19. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  20. Newstrom, L. E. 1990. Origin and evolution of chayote, Sechium edule (Biol Cucurb) 141-149.
  21. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  22. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  23. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  24. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:246.
  25. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  26. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?33453. Accessed 23 April 2018.