Taxon: Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Kunth

 
Genus: Byrsonima
Family: Malpighiaceae
Nomen number: 8222
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 5:115[folio]; 5:149[quarto]. 1822
Name Verified on: 13-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-May-2012
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (fide CultTropS)
  • Human food: potential as beverage base (fide CultTropS)
  • Fuels: charcoal (fide Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Hispaniola; Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Paraguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98. 2012 (L West Indies)
  • Anderson, W. R. 1981. Malpighiaceae. In "The botany of the Guayana Highland - Part XI" by B. Maguire and collaborators Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 32:91.
  • Balick, M. J. et al. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85. 2000 (L Belize NY)
  • Boggan, J. et al. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. 1997 (L Guianas ed2)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. Guia de arboles de Bolivia. 1993 (Trees Bolivia)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. 1969 (F CubaLeon)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. 1984- (F PuertoR)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. Flora of Suriname. 1932- (F Suriname)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Rehm, S. & G. Espig The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics. 1991 (CultTropS)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. 1946-1976 (F Guat)
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). 2001 (F Nicaragua)
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. 1995- (F VenGuay)
  • Villachica, H. 1996. Frutales y hortalizas promisorios de la amazonia (CoopAmaz) 44:163-168.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. 1943-1980 (F Panama)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Kunth :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • 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.