Taxon: Tropaeolum tuberosum Ruiz & Pav.

 
Genus: Tropaeolum
    Section: Tropaeolum
Family: Tropaeolaceae
Nomen number: 40692
Place of publication: Fl. peruv. 3:77, t. 314. 1802
Name Verified on: 31-Dec-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 18-Feb-2017
Species priority site is: Arctic and Subarctic Plant Gene Bank (PALM)
Accessions: 12 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide L Edible Pl; Food Feed Crops US)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of mashua (based on affinities between "wild" and cultivated forms of Tropaeolum tuberosum fide Genet Res Crop Evol 54:820. 2007)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Andersson, L. & S. Andersson 2000. A molecular phylogeny of Tropaeolaceae and its systematic implications (Taxon) 49:721-736.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Grau, A. et al. 2003. Mashua. Tropaeolum tuberosum Ruíz & Pav. (Prom Underused Crops) 25:1-55.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. 1973- (F Ecuador)
  • Hawkes, J. G. & J. P. K. Hjerting The potatoes of Bolivia: their breeding value and evolutionary relationships. 1989 (Potato Bol)
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard) 4:521.
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. 2008 (F ConoSur)
  • Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Ortega, O. R. et al. 2007. Pattern of genetic diversity of cultivated and non-cultivated mashua, Tropaeolum tuberosum, in the Cusco region of Perú Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 54:807-821.
  • Pissard, A. et al. 2008. Influence of geographical provenance on the genetic structure and diversity of the vegetatively propagated Andean tuber crop, mashua (Tropaeolum tuberosum), highlighted by Intersimple Sequence Repeat markers and multivariate analysis methods Int. J. Pl. Sci. 169:1248-1260.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Soukup, J. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. 1970 (Names Soukup)
  • Sparre, B. & L. Andersson 1991. A taxonomic revision of the Tropaeolaceae Opera Bot. 108:54.

Check other web resources for Tropaeolum tuberosum Ruiz & Pav. :

  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • 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.