Taxon: Spinacia oleracea L.

 
Genus: Spinacia
Family: Chenopodiaceae
Subfamily: Chenopodioideae
Tribe: Anserineae
Nomen number: 35256
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1027. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 11-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 397 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable ()
  • Human food: vegetable ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals ()

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)

    Other (probable origin s.w. Asia)

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Images:

  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=35256. Accessed 24 May 2018.