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Taxon: Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.

 
Genus: Sechium
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Sicyoeae
Nomen number: 33453
Place of publication: Fl. Ind. occid. 2:1150. 1800
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Feb-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 167 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Animal food: fodder
  • Human food: vegetable (fruit & tubers used as vegetable)
  • Medicines: folklore; folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

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. Cadena-Iñiguez, J. et al. 2008. Infraspecific variation of Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 55:835-847.
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. 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=Sechium+edule&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978-. Flora de Veracruz.
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  8. Hackett, C. & J. Carolane. 1982. Edible Horticultural Crops Academic Press.
  9. Hernandez-Uribe, J. P. et al. 2011. Isolation and characterization of Mexican chayote tuber (Sechium edule Sw.) starch. Stärke 63:32-41.
  10. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  11. Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993-. Flora of Japan.
  12. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  13. Lira Saade, R. 1996. Chayote. Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.. Promoting the conservation and use of underutilized and neglected crops. 8:1-58.
  14. Lira, R. et al. 2008. The effects of climate change on the geographic distribution of Mexican wild relatives of domesticated Cucurbitaceae. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 56:691?703.
  15. Lira-Saade, R. 1995. Estudios taxonómicos y ecogeográficos de las Cucurbitaceae Latinoamericanas de importancia económica. Syst. Ecogeogr. Stud. Crop Genepools 9:128-134, 152-156. Note: n=13
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  17. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  18. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  19. Newstrom, L. E. 1990. Origin and evolution of chayote, Sechium edule. Biology and utilization of the Cucurbitaceae 141-149.
  20. Newstron, L. E. 1991. Evidence for the origin of chayote, Sechium edule (Cucurbitaceae). Econ. Bot. 45:410-428.
  21. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  22. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  23. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  24. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 8:246.
  25. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  26. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  27. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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=33453. Accessed 20 October 2019.