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Taxon: Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Mill.) I. M. Johnst.

Genus: Cnidoscolus
Family: Euphorbiaceae subfamily: Crotonoideae tribe: Manihoteae
Nomen number: 70189
Place of publication: Contr. Gray Herb. 68:86. 1923
Name verified on: 18-Jul-1988 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-1997
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 1 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:

  • cabbage-star   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • tree-spinach   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • manioc bâtard   (Source: F LAnt ) – French
  • chaya   (Source: F Guat ) – Spanish
  • copapayo   (Source: F Guat ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Mexico [s.]
    Mesoamerica: Belize; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua

  • naturalized elsewhere




Check other web resources for Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Mill.) I. M. Johnst.:

  • 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (27 November 2015)

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