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Taxon: Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Mill.) I. M. Johnst.

 
Genus: Cnidoscolus
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Manihoteae
Nomen number: 70189
Place of publication: Contr. Gray Herb. 68:86. 1923
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 18-Jul-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • cabbage-star  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • tree-spinach  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • manioc bâtard  (Source: F LAnt) - French
  • chaya  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish
  • copapayo  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide F LAnt; F CostaR; F Guat); vegetable (fide F LAnt; F CostaR; F Guat)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico (s.)

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45 (L Peru)
  3. Burger, W. C., ed. Flora costaricensis. (F CostaR)
  4. Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (L Euphorb)
  5. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  6. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  7. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  8. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants (Dict Rehm)
  9. Ross-Ibarra, J. & A. Molina-Cruz 2002. The ethnobotany of chaya (Cnidoscolus aconitifolius ssp. aconitifolius Breckon): a nutritious Maya vegetable Econ. Bot. 56:350-365.
  10. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  11. Webster, G. L. & M. J. Huft 1988. Revised synopsis of Panamanian Euphorbiaceae Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75:114.

Check other web resources for Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Mill.) I. M. Johnst. :

  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=70189. Accessed 20 May 2019.