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Taxon: Melicoccus bijugatus Jacq.

 
Genus: Melicoccus
Family: Sapindaceae
Subfamily: Sapindoideae
Nomen number: 70440
Place of publication: Enum. syst. pl. 19. 1760 (Select. stirp. amer. hist. 108, t. 72. 1763)
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/622936
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 52 (38 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia


    Cultivated (widely cult. in tropics)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Gabon

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Yucatán]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, United States, [Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, U.S.] Virgin Islands (British)
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname


References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource).
  2. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. 2003. Melicocceae (Sapindaceae): Melicoccus and Talisia. Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 87:45-48.
  3. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica
  4. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  5. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll. 1982. Flora of the Bahama archipelago.
  6. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  7. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Melicoccus+bijugatus&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  9. Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  10. Howard, R. A. 1973. The Enumeratio and Selectarum of Nicolaus von Jacquin. J. Arnold Arbor. 54:435-470.
  11. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  12. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  13. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946-1969. Flora de Cuba
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  15. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  16. Liogier, H. A. 1984-. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  17. Long, R. W. & O. Lakela. 1971. A flora of tropical Florida.
  18. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  19. Pittier, H. F. et al. 1945-1947. Catálogo de la flora venezolana.
  20. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  21. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995-. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Note: Missouri Botanical Garden & Timber Press
  22. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  23. Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Melicoccus bijugatus Jacq. :

  • 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:
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • 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=70440. Accessed 19 September 2019.