8636.000 Sechium P. Browne

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

Description of the genus

Monoecious climber, with a tuberous root, bearing tendrils. Flowers cream or greenish-white. Male inflorescence a raceme of numerous flowers. Female inflorescence axillary, consisting of 1-2 flowers. Fruit large, thick, often ± pear-shaped, sometimes spiny.

Derivation of name: from a West Indian name

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Sechium edule

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edule (Jacq.) Sw.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Sechium:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sechium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sechium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sechium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sechium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Sechium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sechium
JSTOR Plant Science: Sechium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sechium
Plants of the World Online: Sechium
Tropicos: Sechium
Wikipedia: Sechium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Sechium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=2128, retrieved 26 February 2024

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