Lira, Rafael; Castrejon, Javier; Zamudio, Sergio; Rojas-Zenteno, Carlos
December 1999
Acta Botanica Mexicana;1999, Issue 49, p47
Academic Journal
In this paper a taxonomic classification for the chayote, Sechium edule (Jacq.) Swartz, that includes two subspecies: S. edule ssp. edule and S. edule ssp. sylvestre, is proposed. Additionally, wild populations of the species are documented for the first time for the states of Querétaro and Puebla, México, and distributional data for similar populations so far recorded in the country are also provided.


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