Sechium


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Se´chi`um


n.1.(Bot.) The edible fruit of a West Indian plant (Sechium edule) of the Gourd family. It is soft, pear-shaped, and about four inches long, and contains a single large seed. The root of the plant resembles a yam, and is used for food.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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occurred on 3 plant species, with predominance in chayote, Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw., (48.9%).
[Araliaceae] Aphis spiraecolaint Sechium edule (Jacq.) Swartz [Cucurbitaceae] Aphis spiraecola Setaria parviflora (Lam.) Beauv.
ex Blom, Simaroubaceae) y de follaje de ruda (Ruta chalepensis L., Rutaceae) actuan como fagodisuasivos de las larvas, en tanto que el de frutos de tacaco cimarron Sechium pittieri (Cogn.) C.
Polinizacion del chayote Sechium edule (Jacq.) Swartz en Costa Rica.
Se le considera una especie danina dado que afecta diversos cultivos como: banano (Musa x acuminata), papaya (Carica papaya), coco (Cocos nucifera), aguacate (Persea americana), mango (Mangifera indica), chayote (Sechium edule), zanahoria (Daucus carota), arveja (Pisum sativum) y macadamia (Macadamia integrifolia) y especies forestales como pochote (Bombacopsis quinata) y eucalipto (Eucalyptus spp.) (Hilje y Monge 1988).