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Taxon: Persea schiedeana Nees

Genus: Persea
Subgenus: Persea
Family: Lauraceae
Nomen number: 27411
Place of publication: Syst. laur. 130. 1836
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/3949743
Name Verified on: 10-Nov-2018 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Nov-2018
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 21 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • coyo avocado  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • wilde Avocado  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • coyó  (Source: Ceiba) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: potential as lipids (for uses in cosmetic industry); potential as lipids (for uses in cosmetic industry)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Michoacán de Ocampo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, [Cartago, Alajuela, Guanacaste, Heredia, Puntarenas, San José] El Salvador, Guatemala, [Alta Verapaz, Huehuetenango, Zacapa, Izabal] Honduras, [Atlántida, Francisco Morazán, Olancho, Yoro] Nicaragua, Panama [Chiriquí]


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  7. Douhan, G. W. et al. 2011. Genetic diversity analysis of avocado ( Miller) rootstocks selected under greenhouse conditions for tolerance to phytophthora root rot caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi (Euphytica) 182:210.
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  9. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  10. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  11. Kopp, L. E. 1966. A taxonomic revision of the genus Persea in the Western Hemisphere (Perseae-Lauraceae) Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14(1):22.
  12. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  13. Lahav, E. & U. Lavi 2013. Chapter 4. Genetics and breeding (Avocado 2nd ed) 65.
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  15. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
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  19. Williams, L. O. 1981. The useful plants of Central America (Ceiba) 24:155.

Check other web resources for Persea schiedeana Nees :

  • 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.
  • 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=27411. Accessed 22 April 2019.