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Sechium edule
(Cucurbitaceae)

 
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Species description or overview

Sechium edule information from PIER
Information on Sechium edule as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Sechium edule description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Sechium edule as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Sechium edule
Nomenclatural information about Sechium edule is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Sechium edule information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Sechium edule--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Sechium edule information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Sechium edule, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Sechium edule
Nomenclatural information about Sechium edule is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Sechium edule (Cucurbitaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Sechium edule as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).

Sechium edule impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Sechium edule as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Control methods

Sechium edule management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Sechium edule as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Images

Images of Sechium edule (Cucurbitaceae) (chayote, pipinella)
Links to high-resolution free images of Sechium edule (Cucurbitaceae) (chayote, pipinella) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Sechium edule images from PIER
Images of Sechium edule provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Sechium edule information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Sechium edule--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Sechium edule worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Sechium edule is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

A tropical garden flora: plants cultivated in the Hawaiian Islands and other tropical places
Staples, George W. and Derral R. Herbst. 2005. A tropical garden flora: plants cultivated in the Hawaiian Islands and other tropical places. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu. 908 pp.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro. 2005. Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Illustrated by Bobbi Angell. 483 pages.


Experts

Sechium edule contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Sechium edule as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Sechium edule references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Sechium edule as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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