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Taxon: Goeppertia allouia (Aubl.) Borchs. & S. Suárez

 
Genus: Goeppertia
Family: Marantaceae
Nomen number: 465813
Place of publication: Syst. Bot. 37:629. 2012
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 23-Feb-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 5 (2 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • Guinea arrowroot  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • sweet corn-tuber  (Source: Econ Bot) - English
  • topinambour  (Source: Econ Bot) - French
  • topinambour blanc  (Source: pers. comm.) - French
  • Guinea-Korbmaranthe  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • alleluia  (Source: Econ Bot) - Spanish
  • bijagua  (Source: Econ Bot) - Spanish
  • lerén  (Source: Econ Bot) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (tubers fide Econ Bot 30:249-256. 1976, as Calathea allouia)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Cuba, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Hispaniola, Martinique, St. Vincent and Grenadines, [Saint Vincent] Trinidad and Tobago, [Trinidad] United States [Puerto Rico]
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Peru


    Cultivated (cult. in neotropics)

    Naturalized (natzd. in neotropics)

    Other (exact native range obscure)

Reference:

  1. Borschenius, F. et al. 2012. Molecular phylogeny and redefined generic limits of Calathea (Marantaceae). Syst. Bot. 37:620-635. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany

Check other web resources for Goeppertia allouia (Aubl.) Borchs. & S. Suárez :

  • 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
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=465813. Accessed 2 April 2020.