New World Fruits Database

Summary
The New World Fruits Database aims at providing easier access to some basic, but often difficult to obtain, information on fruits from the New World. Key information provided includes data on nomenclature, taxonomic and vernacular, on fruit and plant uses and on distribution and origin. Links are provided to additional information, such as experts working on the different species, references and URLs, making the database a useful starting point in a search for more information on the selected species. This information was compiled by IPGRI, CIRAD and CIAT from numerous sources, including so-called gray literature and trustworthy sources on the Internet. As of September 2004 the database holds information on 1253 fruit species belonging to 302 genera and 69 families.

Author
Xavier Scheldeman, Dimary Libreros, Daniel Jiménez R, James Cock, Geo Coppens D'Eeckenbrugge

Organization
IPGRI, CIRAD, CIAT

Group
Databases

File type
Web Page

Topic
BIOLOGY

Related topics
AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING, INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE AND ETHNOBOTANY, MANAGEMENT OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY

Keywords
agrobiodiversity, biogeography, crop diversification, diversity evaluation, ecosystems, ethnobotany, genetic resources, indigenous species

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