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Taxon: Xanthosoma brasiliense (Desf.) Engl.

 
Genus: Xanthosoma
Family: Araceae
Subfamily: Aroideae
Tribe: Caladieae
Nomen number: 42083
Place of publication: Pflanzenr. IV. 23E(Heft 71):58. 1920
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Jun-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jun-2003
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 4 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Tahitian-spinach  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • quélimbé  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • brasilianische Goldnarbe  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • belembé  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • calalú  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food: vegetable; vegetable

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Dominica, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Martinique, St. Vincent and Grenadines, [Saint Vincent] United States [Puerto Rico]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil [Pará]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

References:

  1. Bunting, G. 1965. Commentary on Mexican Araceae (Gentes Herbarum) 9:375.
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  4. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource). (L Brasil Online)
  5. Gonçalves, E. G. 2011. The commonly cultivated species of Xanthosoma Schott (Araceae), including four new species (Aroideana) 34:3-23.
  6. Govaerts, R. & D. G. Frodin World checklist and bibliography of Araceae (and Acoraceae). (L Araceae)
  7. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  8. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  9. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  10. Morton, J. F. 1972. Cocoyams (Xanthosoma caracu, X. atrovirens and X. nigrum), ancient root- and leaf-vegetables, gaining in economic importance Proc. Florida State Hort. Soc. 85:88.
  11. Plowman, T. A. 1969. Folk uses of New World aroids Econ. Bot. 23:116.
  12. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  13. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  14. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Xanthosoma brasiliense (Desf.) Engl. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Xanthosoma brasiliense cultivars
  • 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=42083. Accessed 23 April 2019.