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Taxon: Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. var. comosus

 
Genus: Ananas
Family: Bromeliaceae
Subfamily: Bromelioideae
Nomen number: 463336
Place of publication:
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Jun-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 329 (136 active, 74 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: tenderizer
  • Human food: fruit
  • Materials:
  • Medicines: source of bromelain (fide Import Medicinal Pl; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated



    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Nigeria
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Eswatini, South Africa

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Thailand
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Martinique, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador


    Other (probable origin Brazil, now perhaps only escaping from cult.)

References:

  1. Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge, G. & F. Leal. 2003. Morphology, anatomy and taxonomy. The pineapple: botany, production and uses 27. Note: CABI Publishing.
  2. Rohrbach, K. G. et al. 2003. History, distribution and world production. The pineapple: botany, production and uses 1-12. Note: CABI Publishing.

Check other web resources for Ananas comosus (L.) Merr. var. comosus :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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 Ananas comosus var. comosus 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=463336. Accessed 18 August 2019.