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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. Last Changed: 04-Oct-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

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

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: potential as sweetener (contains protein thaumatin); 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. Flore du Cameroun. (F Cameroun)
  2. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  4. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  5. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  6. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=36466. Accessed 10 December 2018.