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Taxon: Genipa americana L.

 
Genus: Genipa
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Nomen number: 395
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:931. 1759
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 13 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as beverage base; potential as fruit
  • Materials: wood (as Genipa caruto) wood (as Genipa caruto)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenadines, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Paraguay


    Cultivated



    Asia-Tropical
    • MALESIA: Philippines


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. Andersson, L. 1992. A provisional checklist of neotropical Rubiaceae. Scripta Botanica 1.
  3. Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963-1968. Flora of Java. Note: introduced
  4. Boggan, J. et al. 1992. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas
  5. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  6. 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=Genipa+americana&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Fournet, J. 1978. Flore illustrée des phanerogames de Guadeloupe et de Martinique
  8. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  9. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  10. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  11. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  12. Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia
  13. Lasser, T., ed. 1964-. Flora de Venezuela.
  14. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  16. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  17. Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936-. Flora of Peru Note: 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-
  18. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  19. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  20. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  21. Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. 139.
  22. Villachica, H. 1996. Frutales y hortalizas promisorios de la amazonia. Tratado de Cooperacion Amazonica. 44:151-156.
  23. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Genipa americana L. :

Images:

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

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=395. Accessed 6 December 2019.