Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.

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Sechium edule

Photo: Bart Wursten
24, Athlone Avenue, Greendale

Sechium edule

Photo: Bart Wursten
24, Athlone Avenue, Greendale

Sechium edule

Photo: Bart Wursten
24, Athlone Avenue, Greendale

Sechium edule

Photo: Bart Wursten
24, Athlone Avenue, Greendale

Sechium edule

Photo: Bart Wursten
24, Athlone Avenue, Greendale

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chayote (English) Cho cho (English) Chou chou (English) Susu (English)
Description: Large herbaceous climber. Leaves broadly ovate, shallowly lobed. Fruit broadly pear-shaped, sometimes irregularly lobed and often spiny.
Notes: Very commonly grown in Zimbabwean gardens for its edible fruit and tubers.
Derivation of specific name: edule: edible
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Image last updated: Thursday 15 January 2009
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976). Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York Page 1023.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sechium edule
African Plant Database: Sechium edule
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sechium edule
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sechium edule
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sechium edule
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sechium edule
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sechium edule
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sechium edule
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sechium edule
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sechium edule
Ispot Southern Africa: Sechium edule
JSTOR Plant Science: Sechium edule
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sechium edule
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sechium edule
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sechium edule
Tropicos: Sechium edule


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Sechium edule.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=162640, retrieved 17 December 2017

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