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Taxon: Lepidium meyenii Walp.

 
Genus: Lepidium
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Lepidieae
Nomen number: 21767
Place of publication: Nov. Actorum Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 19(suppl. 1):249. 1843
Link to protologue:
Comment: an octoploid without clear relationships to wild Lepidium
Name Verified on: 25-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Cornucopia; V. Dorofeev, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide B. León, pers. comm. 1996; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Peru [Moquegua, Puno]


    Cultivated

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina (n.w.)


References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 2010. A synopsis of the South American Lepidium (Brassicaceae). Darwiniana 48:141-167. Note: see page 155 for synonymy and commentaries regarding Lepidium peruvianum
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  4. Dorofeev, V. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  6. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Lepidium+meyenii&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  9. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  10. León, B. 1996. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  11. León, J. 1964. The "maca" (Lepidium meyenii), a little known food plant of Perú. Econ. Bot. 18:122-127.
  12. Li, Genyi et al. 2001. Glucosinolate content in maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacón) seeds, sprouts, mature plants and several derived commercial products. Econ. Bot. 55:255-262. Note: = Lepidium peruvianum G. Chacón de Popovici
  13. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  14. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  15. Marticorena, C. & M. Quezada. 1985. Catálogo de la flora vascular de Chile.
  16. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  17. Ochoa, C. & D. Ugent. 2001. Maca (Lepidium meyenii Walp.: Brassicaceae): a nutritious root crop of the Central Andes. Econ. Bot. 55:344-345.
  18. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  19. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  20. Quirós, C. F. et al. 1996. Physiological studies and determination of chromosome number in maca, Lepidium meyenii (Brassicaceae). Econ. Bot. 50:216-223.
  21. Toledo, J. et al. 1998. Genetic variability of Lepidium meyenii and other Andean Lepidium species (Brassicaceae) assessed by molecular markers. Ann. Bot. (Oxford) 82:523-530.

Check other web resources for Lepidium meyenii Walp. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • 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.
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=21767. Accessed 18 September 2019.