Sechium edule

Species:Sechium edule (Jacq.)Sw.
Common Name:CHAYOTE
Status:Not Native
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Sub Class
Genus Sechium
Species Sechium edule (Jacq.)Sw. - CHAYOTE


Citation SECHIUM EDULE (Jacquin) Swartz, Fl. Ind. Occid. 2: 1150. 1800.
Basionym: Sicyos edulis Jacquin 1760.
Type: CUBA:

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Lake USF  
Leon FSU  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Chayota edulis Chayota edulis (Jacquin) Jacquin, Select. Stirp. Amer. Hist., ed. 1780-1781. 125. 1780.BASIONYM: Sicyos edulis Jacquin 1760. 
Sicyos edulis Sicyos edulis Jacquin, Enum. Syst. Pl. 32. 1760. TYPE: CUBA:
Sechium americanum Sechium americanum Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl. 7: 50. 1806. TYPE: JAMAICA:


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Illinois Champaign Co. 10 Oct 2010 S. R. Hill 38570 CULTIVATED. Grown from fruit from local supermarket.
Bolivia Andrés Ibáñez Prov. Santa Cruz Dept. 07 May 1998 M. Nee 49224 CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. Dec 1971 D. Burch 5590 CULTIVATED.
USA Connecticut Tolland Co. 12 Jul 1968 M. W. Lefor 586a CULTIVATED.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 27 Dec 1959 R. A. Howard 14911 CULTIVATED.
Jamaica Cornwall Co. St. Elizabeth Par. Feb 1847 J. Wolle s.n.
Guatemala San Marcos Dept. 10 Oct 1970 W. E. Harmon 4732
Panama Coclé Prov. 11 Feb 1971 T. B. Croat 13377
Bolivia La Paz Dept. Nor Yungas Prov. 30 Oct 1984 M. Nee 30263
Mexico Oaxaca 08 Aug 1994 Sabastian 94-8-28
Mexico Oaxaca Oct 1995 B. Martínez s.n.
USA Florida Lake Co. 05 Jun 1963 C. F. Caudle 2024
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