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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.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

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)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico (s.)

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


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  2. Burger, W. C., ed. 1971-. Flora costaricensis.
  3. Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae
  4. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  5. Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  6. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  7. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  8. 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.
  9. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  10. Webster, G. L. & M. J. Huft. 1988. Revised synopsis of Panamanian Euphorbiaceae. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75:114.
  11. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

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 23 August 2019.