Taxon: Blighia sapida K. D. Koenig

 
Genus: Blighia
Family: Sapindaceae
Subfamily: Sapindoideae
Nomen number: 7271
Place of publication: Ann. Bot. (König & Sims) 2:571, t. 16-17. 1806
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (for the edible aril fide CultTropS)
  • Materials: beads (fide Bot Beads World; as http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_53.html,)
  • Medicines: folklore ()
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (unripe fruits and seeds fide Kingsbury; Lampe & McCann; Pammel; Pl Book)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Gabon, Sao Tome and Principe
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo


    Cultivated (also cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cameroun. (F Cameroun)
  3. Duke, J. A. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 1985 (CRC MedHerbs)
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  5. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  6. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  7. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  8. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  9. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  10. Keay, R. W. J. Trees of Nigeria. 1989 (Trees Nigeria)
  11. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  12. Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. (Kingsbury)
  13. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  14. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  15. Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis. (F PR)
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  17. Pammel, L. H. Manual of poisonous plants. (Pammel)
  18. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  19. Rehm, S. & G. Espig The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics. 1991 (CultTropS)
  20. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). (Bot Beads World)
  21. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  22. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Blighia sapida K. D. Koenig :

  • 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.

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=7271. Accessed 26 April 2018.