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Taxon: Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f.

 
Genus: Telfairia
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Tribe: Joliffieae
Nomen number: 80125
Place of publication: D. Oliver, Fl. trop. Afr. 2:524. 1871
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 04-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Jul-1999
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: oil/fat (oil from seeds fide Biol Cucurb 322. 1990); vegetable (oil from seeds fide Biol Cucurb 322. 1990)
  • Materials: wax (for candle making); wax (for candle making)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Uganda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  3. Duke, J. A. Handbook of Nuts. CRC Press. 1989 (Handb Nuts)
  4. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  6. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  7. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  8. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  9. Whitake, T. W. 1990. Cucurbits of potential economic importance (Biol Cucurb) 322.

Check other web resources for Telfairia occidentalis Hook. f. :

  • 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=80125. Accessed 19 November 2018.