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Taxon: Acanthosicyos horridus Welw. ex Benth. & Hook. f.

 
Genus: Acanthosicyos
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Benincaseae
Nomen number: 1073
Place of publication: Gen. pl. 1:824. 1867
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Feb-1996
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food: seeds
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola (s.)
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Namibia


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  3. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62. 1993 (Pl SAfr)
  4. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  6. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  7. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  8. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  9. Meeuse, A. D. J. 1962. The Cucurbitaceae of southern Africa (Bothalia) 8:53.
  10. Merxmüller, H., ed. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika. (F Namib)
  11. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  12. Sandelowsky, B. H. 1990. Acanthosicyos horridus, a multipurpose plant of the Namib Desert in southwestern Africa (Biol Cucurb) 349-355.

Check other web resources for Acanthosicyos horridus Welw. ex Benth. & Hook. f. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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?id=1073. Accessed 22 October 2018.