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Taxon: Smallanthus sonchifolius (Poepp.) H. Rob.

 
Genus: Smallanthus
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Subfamily: Asteroideae
Tribe: Millerieae
Nomen number: 402296
Place of publication: Phytologia 39:51. 1978
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 05-Jun-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (0 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: vegetable
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Phytother Res 24:793. 2010)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Cultivated

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Other (exact native range obscure)

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. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  3. Desmarchelier, C. 2010. Neotropics and natural ingredients for pharmaceuticals: why isn?t South American biodiversity on the crest of the wave?. Phytotherapy Res. 24:793.
  4. Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6
  5. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973-. Flora of Ecuador.
  6. Hermann, M. 1997. Yacon. Smallanthus sonchifolius (Poepp. & Endl.) H. Robinson. In: Hermann, M. & J. Heller (eds.), Andean roots and tubers: Ahipa, arracacha, maca and yacon. 199-242.
  7. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75
  8. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  9. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  12. Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana.
  13. Zandstra, I. 1994. Japanese, Swiss, Germans collaborate with CIP to save endangered biodiversity of Andean roots and tubers. Diversity 10:31-33. Note: = Polymnia sonchifolia Poepp. & Endl.
  14. Zardini, E. 1991. Ethnobotanical notes on "yacon," Polymnia sonchifolia (Asteraceae). Econ. Bot. 45:72-85. Note: = Polymnia sonchifolia Poepp. & Endl.

Check other web resources for Smallanthus sonchifolius (Poepp.) H. Rob. :

  • 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.

Images:

  • Fruits: 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=402296. Accessed 20 November 2019.