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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:
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 52 (38 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit; 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 [Yucatan]

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


References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. 2003. Melicocceae (Sapindaceae): Melicoccus and Talisia Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 87:45-48.
  2. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong Flora of the West Indies (on-line resource). (F WIndies Online)
  3. Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  4. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  5. Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  6. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  7. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  9. Funk, V. et al. 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. 2007 (L Guiana Shield)
  10. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  11. Howard, R. A. 1973. The Enumeratio and Selectarum of Nicolaus von Jacquin J. Arnold Arbor. 54:435-470.
  12. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  13. León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  15. Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  16. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  17. Long, R. W. & O. Lakela A flora of tropical Florida. (F TFla)
  18. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  19. Pittier, H. F. et al. Catálogo de la flora venezolana. (L Venez)
  20. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  21. Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. (F VenGuay)
  22. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)
  23. Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). (Atlas Florida)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=70440. Accessed 18 December 2018.