This book continues as volume 6 of a multi-compendium on Edible Medicinal and Non-Medicinal Plants. It covers edible fruits/seeds used fresh, cooked or processed into other by-products, or as vegetables, cereals, spices, stimulant, edible oils and beverages. It covers selected species from the following families: Sapindaceae, Sapotaceae, Schisandraceae, Solanaceae, Thymelaeaceae, Urticaceae, Vitaceae and Winteraceae. However, not all the edible species in these families are included. The edible species dealt with in this work include to a larger extent lesser-known, wild and underutilized crops and also common and widely grown crops.
As in the preceding five volumes, topics covered include: taxonomy (botanical name and synonyms); common English and vernacular names; origin and distribution; agro-ecological requirements; edible plant part and uses; plant botany; nutritive and medicinal/pharmacological properties with up-to-date research findings, traditional medicinal uses; other...
KeywordsShikimic Acid Edible Fruit Edible Species Goji Berry Cape Gooseberry
- D’Arcy WG (1979) The classification of the Solanaceae. In: Hawkes JG, Lester RN, Skelding AD (eds) The biology and taxonomy of the Solanaceae. Academic, London, pp 3–47Google Scholar
- D’Arcy WG (1991) The Solanaceae since 1976, with a review of its biogeography. In: Hawkes JG, Lester RN, Nee M, Estrada N (eds) Solanaceae III: taxonomy, chemistry, evolution. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, pp 75–137Google Scholar
- Friis I (1993) Urticaceae. In: K. Kubitzki K (general editor) (1990 onward) The families and genera of vascular plants, vol 2. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, pp 612–630Google Scholar
- Heywood VH, Brummitt RK, Seberg O, Culham A (2007) Flowering plant families of the world. Firefly Books, OntarioGoogle Scholar
- Hou D (1960) Thymelaeaceae. Flora Males Ser I Spermatophyta 6(1–48):982Google Scholar
- Huxley AJ, Griffiths M, Levy M (eds) (1992) The new RHS dictionary of gardening, 4 vols. MacMillan, New YorkGoogle Scholar
- Jansen RK, Kaittanis C, Lee SB, Saski C, Tomkins J, Alverson AJ, Daniell H (2006) Phylogenetic analyses of Vitis (Vitaceae) based on complete chloroplast genome sequences: effects of taxon sampling and phylogenetic methods on resolving relationships among rosids. BMC Evol Biol 6:32PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
- Liu Y, Xia N, Saunders RMK (2008) Illiciaceae. In: Wu ZY, Raven PH, Hong DY (eds) Flora of China, vol 7 (Menispermaceae through Capparaceae). Science Press/Missouri Botanical Garden Press, Beijing/St. LouisGoogle Scholar
- Stevens PF (2001 onwards) Angiosperm phylogeny website. Version 9, June 2008. http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/
- The Plant List (2010) Version 1. Published on the internet; http://www.theplantlist.org/
- Watson L, Dallwitz MJ (1992 onwards) The families of flowering plants: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval. Version: 4th Mar 2011. http://delta-intkey.com
- Zhang ZY, Lu AM, D’Arcy WG (1994) Solanaceae A. L. Jussieu. In: Wu ZY, Raven PH, Hong DY (eds) Flora of China, vol 17 (Verbenaceae through Solanaceae). Science Press/Missouri Botanical Garden Press, Beijin/St. LouisGoogle Scholar