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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. Last Changed: 25-Jun-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

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 Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Al-Shehbaz, I. A. 2010. A synopsis of the South American Lepidium (Brassicaceae) (Darwiniana) 48:141-167.
  3. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  4. Dorofeev, V. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  6. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Genyi Li et al. 2001. Glucosinolate content in maca (Lepidium peruvianum Chacón) seeds, sprouts, mature plants and several derived commercial products Econ. Bot. 55:255-262.
  9. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  10. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  11. León, B. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  12. León, J. 1964. The "maca" (Lepidium meyenii), a little known food plant of Perú Econ. Bot. 18:122-127.
  13. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  14. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  15. Marticorena, C. & M. Quezada Catálogo de la flora vascular de Chile. (L Chile)
  16. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  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 International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  19. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=21767. Accessed 14 November 2018.