jicama

Joseph H. Kirkbride, Jr. jkirkbri at ASRR.ARSUSDA.GOV
Thu Apr 10 12:57:17 CDT 1997


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The above URL takes you directly to the taxonomic data in the Germplasm
Informations Network (GRIN) of USDA Agricultural Research Service.  The
following information was copied and pasted directly from there.  Please
note that the native range of Pachyrhizus erosus is in Mexico and Central
America as far south as Costa Rica, and the native range of P. tuberosus
is in SOuth America.  Both are cutlivated, and both, unfortunately, are
referred to by the common name jicama, amongst many.

Joseph H. Kirkbride, Jr.
USDA, Agricultural Research Service
Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory
Room 304, Building 011A, BARC-West
Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2350 USA
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Taxon: Pachyrhizus erosus (L.) Urban


Genus: Pachyrhizus
Family: Fabaceae alt. Leguminosae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 26286.
Name verified on 28-Oct-1988 by Systematic Botany Laboratory. Last
updated: 23-Aug-1994.
Species priority site is: Southern Regional PI Station (S9). 10
accessions (by country).
Protologue: Symb. antill. 4:311. 1905.

Common names:

     jicama
     potato-bean
     yam-bean


Uses for taxon:

     Environmental uses: soil improver (green manure)
     Human food: vegetable (fide Pap Agric Univ Wageningen 90-3:6. 1990)
     Animal food: forage (fide Pap Agric Univ Wageningen 90-3:6. 1990)
     Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe and McCann 1985)

Species range:

Chiapas, Mexico; Guanajuato, Mexico; Guerrero, Mexico; Jalisco, Mexico;
Michoacan, Mexico;
Morelos, Mexico; Oaxaca, Mexico; Puebla, Mexico; San Luis Potosi, Mexico;
Veracruz, Mexico;
Costa Rica [northwest]; El Salvador; Guatemala [central & west]; Honduras
[west]; Nicaragua
[west]; cult. or natzd. in trop. areas worldwide

Species citations:

     Verdc. 1979. A manual of New Guinea legumes. (Leg NewGuin)
     Terrell et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505. (AH 505)
     Sorensen. 1990. Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 90-3:3.
     Marechal. 1978. Boissiera 28:249.
     McVaugh. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
     Standley & Steyerm. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
     Woodson & Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)
     R. Howard. 1974-. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt) [cult.].
     Aubrev. et al., eds. 1960-. Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du
Viet-Nam. (F CambLVN)
     J. A. Duke. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance.
(Leg WorldEc)
     Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
     Burkart. 1952. Las leguminosas Argentinas, ed. 2. (Leg Argent)
     Sorensen. 1988. Nordic J. Bot. 8:177.
     E. Westphal and P. C. M. Jansen, eds. 1989. A selection. In: E. W.
M. Verheij & R. E.
     Coronel (eds.), Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). (Pl Res
SEAs) A:213.
     S. F. Huang & T. C. Huang. 1987. Taxonomic treatment of the
Papilionoideae
     (Leguminosae) of Taiwan. Taiwania 32:11-117. (Leg Taiwan)
     National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for
the future (Trop Leg)
     F. Encke et al. 1984. Zander: Handworterbuch der Pflanzennamen, ed.
13. (Zander ed13)


Synonyms for species:

     Cacara erosa (L.) Kuntze
     Previously associated with 24 accessions
     Cacara palmatiloba (Mocino & Sesse ex DC.) Kuntze
     Previously associated with 1 accessions
     Dolichos bulbosus L.
     Dolichos erosus L.
     Dolichos palmatilobus Mocino & Sesse ex DC.
     Pachyrhizus angulatus Rich. ex DC., nom. illeg.
     Previously associated with 1 accessions
     Pachyrhizus bulbosus Kurz, nom. illeg.
     Pachyrhizus erosus var. palmatilobus (Mocino & Sesse ex DC.) R. T.
Clausen
     Pachyrhizus palmatilobus (Mocino & Sesse ex DC.) ined.
     Pachyrhizus strigosus R. T. Clausen


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Thu Apr 10 12:44:46 EDT 1997
Data extracted from the USDA-ARS GRIN database.
Please send comments to Dr. J. H. Wiersema at: sbmljw at ars-grin.gov

Taxon: Pachyrhizus tuberosus (Lam.) Sprengel


Genus: Pachyrhizus
Family: Fabaceae alt. Leguminosae. Also placed in: Papilionaceae
Nomen number: 26290.
Name verified on 28-Oct-1988 by Systematic Botany Laboratory. Last
updated: 09-Apr-1997.
Species priority site is: Southern Regional PI Station (S9). 2 accessions
(by country).
Protologue: Syst. veg. 4(2):281. 1827.

Common names:

     yam-bean
     potato-bean (Source: Hortus 3)
     jicama
     ahipa (Source: Trop Leg)


Uses for taxon:

     Human food: starch, vegetable (fide Pap Agric Univ Wageningen
90-3:9. 1990)

Species range:

Amazonas, Brazil [west]; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru [north]; Venezuela
[north]; cult. elsewhere in
trop. America

Species citations:

     Terrell et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505. (AH 505)
     Sorensen. 1990. Agric. Univ. Wageningen Pap. 90-3:7.
     Marechal. 1978. Boissiera 28:249.
     J. F. Macbr. et al., eds. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980-. Flora of Peru.
(F Peru)
     Alain & Martorell. 1982. Flora of Puerto Rico. (F PR) [cultivated].
     C. Adams. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica. (F Jam) [mentions].
     J. A. Duke. 1981. Handbook of legumes of world economic importance.
(Leg WorldEc)
     Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
     Sorensen. 1988. Nordic J. Bot. 8:185.
     National Academy of Sciences. 1979. Tropical legumes: resources for
the future (Trop Leg)
     F. Encke et al. 1984. Zander: Handworterbuch der Pflanzennamen, ed.
13. (Zander ed13)


Synonyms for species:

     Dolichos tuberosus Lam.


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Thu Apr 10 12:50:06 EDT 1997
Data extracted from the USDA-ARS GRIN database.
Please send comments to Dr. J. H. Wiersema at: sbmljw at ars-grin.gov
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