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Taxon: Genipa americana L.

Genus: Genipa
Family: Rubiaceae subfamily: Ixoroideae.
Nomen number: 395
Place of publication: Syst. nat. ed. 10, 2:931. 1759
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Sep-2005
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:


Economic importance:

  • Human food: potential as beverage base   (fide CoopAmaz 44:155-156.)
  • Human food: potential as fruit   (fide CoopAmaz 44:155-156.)
  • Materials: wood   (fide F Guat, as G. caruto; Trees Bolivia)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Cuba; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Hispaniola; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Paraguay

      Cultivated:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Philippines
  • cultivated in neotropics

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Andersson, L. 1992. A provisional checklist of neotropical Rubiaceae. Scripta Botanica 1.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java. [introduced].
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1992. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Fournet, J. 1978. Flore illustree des phanerogames de Guadeloupe et de Martinique.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia.
  • Lasser, T., ed. 1964–. Flora de Venezuela.
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier). 1946–1962. Flora de Cuba.; suppl. 1969
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Liogier, H. A. & L. F. Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands: a systematic synopsis.
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. 1936–1971. Flora of Peru.; new ser. 1980-
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Soukup, J. 1970. Vocabulario de los nombres vulgares de la flora peruana. 139.
  • Villachica, H. 1996. Frutales y hortalizas promisorios de la amazonia. In: Secretaria Pro-Tempore, Tratado de Cooperacion Amazonica 44:151–156.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Genipa americana L.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database 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.

Images:

  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?395 (21 December 2014)

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