Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.

Family: Cucurbitaceae Genus: Sechium Species: Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.






Synonym Chayota edulis, Sechium americanum Flower Color White
Common Name Chayote, Mirliton, Vegetable Pear Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Green -fruited Chayote, Common Chayote Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Dash Kush Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude 1500-2000 m Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Climber Fruit Details The fruit is solitary or rarely occurs in pairs it is viviparous, fleshy and sometimes longitudinally sulcate or crestate
Habitat Occurs moist steep hillsides and also cultivated Bark Type Smooth
Distribution South Asia (India), South-East Asia, Tropical America, Africa Bark Details Light green, Smooth
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species It is a vine can be grown on the ground but as a climbing plant it will grow onto anything and can easily rise as high as 12 m when support is provided has heart-shaped leaves, 10–25 cm wide and tendrils on the stem Leaf Details Leaves are on sulcate petioles of 8-15 cm in length,cordate to suborbicular measure 8-18 X 9-22 cm are slightly lobate

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found