African Plant Database

Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.
Protologue : Fl. Ind. Occid. 2: 1150 (1800)
Information on the genus : Sechium
Basionym : Sicyos edulis Jacq.
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Chayota edulis (Jacq.) Jacq.
 Sicyos edulis Jacq.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • TREGOLD M.H., H.M. BIEGEL & H. ASHTON (1986). Food plants of Zimbabwe: With Old and New Ways of Preparation : 14

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 3: 175 (1986).
  • Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295 (1993).
  • BORGES P.A.V., C. ABREU & AL. (2008). A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos. Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores : 189
  • VERLOOVE, F. & J.A. REYES-BETANCOURT (2011). Additions to the flora of Tenerife (Canary islands, Spain). Collect. Bot. (Barcelona) 30: 74
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°26301 modified 2008-10-21
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