Taxon: Brosimum alicastrum Sw.

 
Genus: Brosimum
Family: Moraceae
      Tribe: Dorstenieae
Nomen number: 7895
Place of publication: Prodr. 12. 1788
Name Verified on: 13-May-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Apr-1999
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 11 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Durango, - San Luis Potosi, - Sinaloa, - Sonora, - Tamaulipas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, - Chiapas, - Colima, - Guerrero, - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Michoacan, - Morelos, - Nayarit, - Oaxaca, - Puebla, - Queretaro, - Quintana Roo, - Tabasco, - Veracruz, - Yucatan
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Acre, - Roraima
    • Caribbean: Cuba; Jamaica
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: Guyana; Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Berg, C. C. 1972. Olmedieae, Brosimeae (Moraceae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 7:169.
  • Berg, C. C. 2001. Moreae, Arocarpeae, and Dorstenia (Moraceae) with introductions to the family and Ficus and with additions and corrections to Flora Neotropica Monograph 7 Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 83:232.
  • Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. 1971- (F CostaR)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. 1978- (F Veracruz)
  • Görts-van Rijn, A. R. A., ed. Flora of the Guianas. 1986- (F Guianas)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Rosengarten, F. The book of edible nuts. 1984 (Edible Nuts)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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