Sechium

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Sechium
Sechium edule 143-8738.jpg
Sechium edule
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Cucurbitales
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Subfamily: Cucurbitoideae
Tribe: Sicyoeae
Genus: Sechium
P.Browne
Species
  • Sechium chinantlense
  • Sechium compositum
  • Sechium edule - chayote
  • Sechium hintonii
  • Sechium pittieri
  • Sechium venosum[1]
Synonyms[2]

Sechium is a genus in tribe Sicyoeae of the gourd family Cucurbitaceae. Its best known member is the edible and widely cultivated chayote.

Species[edit]

The accepted species in the genus are:[3]

Sechium edule fruit with its single internally germinating seed

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rafael Lira Saade (1996). Chayote: Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw (PDF). International Plant Genetic Resources Institute.
  2. ^ "USDA GRIN Taxonomy".
  3. ^ The Plant List (2013). Version 1.1. Published on the Internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/ (accessed 11th March 2016)