EPPO Global Database

Sechium edule(SEHED)

Overview
Last modification: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO code: SEHED
  • Preferred name: Sechium edule
  • Authority: (Jacquin) Swartz

Notes

Mexico. Cultivated as a vegetable. Introduced in Indian subcontinent, Indochina, western Africa, Central America, Caribbean, South America (western)


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Sicyos edulis Jacquin

Common names
Name Language
alligator pear English
chayote English
chocho English
christophene English
Chayote German
Schuschu German
chayotte French
chouchou French
chouchoute French
christophine French
cayota Spanish (BO)
chayote Spanish
chinchayote Spanish (HN)
escobilla dulce Spanish
guispui Spanish
huisayote Spanish (MX)
tallón Spanish
tallote Spanish
chayote Italian
chayote Dutch
caiota Portuguese
chuchu Portuguese
machucho Portuguese
pepineleira Portuguese
chayote Swedish
chocho Swedish
choko Swedish
christophine Swedish
merliton Swedish
hayatôri Japanese
ハヤトウリ Japanese
мексиканский огурец Russian
чайот Russian
meksički krastavac  Croatian