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Taxon: Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Kunth

Genus: Byrsonima
Family: Malpighiaceae.
Nomen number: 8222
Place of publication: F. W. H. A. von Humboldt et al., Nov. gen. sp. 5:115[folio]; 5:149[quarto]. 1822
Name verified on: 13-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-May-2012
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:

  • craboo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • golden-spoon   (Source: CultTropS ) – English
  • maurissi   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • murici   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • chaparro   (Source: F VenGuay ) – Spanish
  • indano   (Source: CoopAmaz ) – Spanish
  • nance   (Source: Man CostaR ) – Spanish
  • peraleja   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • yoco   (Source: CoopAmaz ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Human food: fruit   (fide CultTropS)
  • Human food: potential as beverage base   (fide CultTropS)
  • Fuels: charcoal   (fide Hortus 3)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Mexico
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Barbados; Cuba; Hispaniola; Puerto Rico; Trinidad and Tobago
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Peru
    Southern South America: Paraguay

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98.
  • Anderson, W. R. 1981. Malpighiaceae. In "The botany of the Guayana Highland - Part XI" by B. Maguire and collaborators. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 32:91.
  • Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85.
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  • Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. 2003–. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica.
  • 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).
  • Killeen, T. J. et al. 1993. Guia de arboles de Bolivia.
  • Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption.
  • 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. 1984–. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands.
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932–. Flora of Suriname.
  • Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana.
  • Villachica, H. 1996. Frutales y hortalizas promisorios de la amazonia. 44:163–168 In: Secretaria Pro-Tempore, Tratado de Cooperacion Amazonica. 44:163–168.
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943–1980. Flora of Panama.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Kunth:

  • 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:

More:
  • 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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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?8222 (21 August 2014)

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