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Sechium edule is a perennial from the Cucurbitaceae family. It is cultivated in the tropics for its fruit which are edible when ripe. The plant has climbing stems several metres in length. It can escape from gardens and become naturalized. It is considered invasive in New Caledonia.

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Compiler: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

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Publication date: 2008-03-14

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2021) Species profile: Sechium edule. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=1305 on 28-09-2021.

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8 references found for Sechium edule

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Varnham, K. 2006. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. JNCC Report 372. Peterborough: United Kingdom.
Summary: This database compiles information on alien species from British Overseas Territories.
Available from: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3660 [Accessed 10 November 2009]
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Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. - Sechium edule Index de la flore vasculaire de la R�union (Trach�ophytes) : statuts, menaces et protections. - Version 2007.1
Summary: Base de donn�es sur la flore de la R�union. De nombreuses informations tr�s utiles.
Available from: http://flore.cbnm.org/index2.php?page=taxon&num=913eb3f7a1d5e28b3f30b2dda4f5569e [Accessed 9 April 2008]
Florence J., Chevillotte H., Ollier C. & Meyer J.-Y. 2007. Sechium edule Base de donn�es botaniques Nadeaud de l Herbier de la Polyn�sie fran�aise (PAP).
Summary: Available from: http://www.herbier-tahiti.pf/Selection_Taxonomie.php?id_tax=1390 [Accessed 9 April 2008]
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=22441 [Accessed 13 March 2008]
MacKee, H.S. 1994. Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultiv�es en Nouvelle-Cal�donie, 2nd edn. MNHN, Paris.
Summary: Cet ouvrage liste 1412 taxons (esp�ces, sous esp�ces et vari�t�s) introduits en Nouvelle-Cal�donie. L auteur pr�cise dans la majorit� des cas si l esp�ce est cultiv�e ou naturalis�e.
Meyer, J.-Y., Loope, L., Sheppard, A., Munzinger, J., Jaffre, T. 2006. Les plantes envahissantes et potentiellement envahissantes dans l archipel n�o-cal�donien : premi�re �valuation et recommandations de gestion. in M.-L. Beauvais et al. (2006) : Les esp�ces envahissantes dans l�archipel n�o-cal�donien, Paris, IRD �ditions, 260 p.+ c�d�rom.
PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk), 2006. Sechium edule
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/Pier/species/sechium_edule.htm [Accessed 9 April 2008]
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Recommended citation
(2021). Sechium edule. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).