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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:
Name Verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 17 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit (for the edible aril)
  • Materials:
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals; mammals; mammals (unripe fruits, seeds) mammals (unripe fruits, seeds)

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. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flore du Cameroun.
  3. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  4. Duke, J. A. 1985. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  6. Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants Kampong Publications.
  7. 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=Blighia+sapida&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  8. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  9. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  10. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  11. Keay, R. W. J. 1989. Trees of Nigeria
  12. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  13. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  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. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2 91. Note: poisonous
  17. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  18. Pammel, L. H. 1911. Manual of poisonous plants. Note: poisonous
  19. Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics
  20. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  21. Smith, R. J. Botanical beads of the world (on-line resource). URL: http://www.botanicalbeads.com/BBB_page_53.html target='_blank'
  22. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  23. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of 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.
  • 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=7271. Accessed 16 October 2019.