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Taxon: Thaumatococcus daniellii (Benn.) Benth. ex B. D. Jacks.

 
Genus: Thaumatococcus
Family: Marantaceae
Nomen number: 36466
Place of publication: Index kew. 1061. 1895 "danielli" (G. Bentham & J. D. Hooker, Gen. pl. 3:652. 1883, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 26-Jul-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • miracle-berry  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • miracle-fruit  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: potential as sweetener (contains protein thaumatin)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Togo


References:

  1. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flore du Cameroun.
  2. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames
  3. 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=Thaumatococcus+daniellii&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  4. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  5. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2
  6. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants

Check other web resources for Thaumatococcus daniellii (Benn.) Benth. ex B. D. Jacks. :

  • 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=36466. Accessed 13 November 2019.