Taxon: Coccoloba uvifera (L.) L.

 
Genus: Coccoloba
Family: Polygonaceae
  Subfamily: Eriogonoideae
Nomen number: 10993
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:1007. 1759
Name Verified on: 30-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control (fide Zander ed14)
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Human food: fruit (for preparing jelly fide Hortus 3)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Montserrat
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador

  • Naturalized:

  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam) 250.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. 1973- (F Ecuador)
  • Howard, R. 1988. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt) 4:134.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium 1976. Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3) 289.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). (F Hawaii Online)
  • 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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Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image