Plant Morphology: Growth Form: Shrub to small tree, able to grow up to about 3 m tall. Foliage: Leaves green, palmately 3 – 5 lobed, measuring up to 15 cm long . The tree spinach (Cnidoscolus chayamansa McVaughn, Euphorbiaceae), called “chaya” in south Texas, is popular in Mexico and Central. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Pharmacognostical studies on Cnidoscolus chayamansa leaves | The tree spinach Cnidoscolus chayamansa Mc Vaugh.

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It stands out for its extraordinary drought resistance and medicinal properties. Cooking for 20 minutes or more will render the leaves safe to eat.

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The proximate analysis and mineral composition of C. In the second experiment, there were three diets based on maize and soybean: Camu-camu [Myrciaria dubia Kunth McVaugh ] is currently an important and promising fruit species grown in the Peruvian Amazon, as well as in Brazil, Colombia, and Bolivia.

Screening of Bioactivities and Toxicity of Cnidoscolus quercifolius Pohl. The dark green leaves are alternate, simple, slick surfaced with some hairs, and palmately lobed much like the leaves of okra.

It also inhibited biofilm adhesion and caused alterations in cell morphology. The following tests were performed: The methodology began with the collection and herborization of the plant material, to obtain the chemical compounds, preliminary phytochemical analysis, and extraction of the constituents of the active extracts.


Pros – Unlike many leaf crops with a short season, chaya leaves can be harvested continuously but not more than half the foliage should ever be harvested at one time or later growth will be greatly slowed. Retrieved 28 June Cooking destroys the stinging hairs.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility. We used developmental instability as an indicator of plant population stress. Cnidoscolus chayamansa are the most widely cultivated, because they lack stinging hairs on the leaves. Moreover, new anti-infective biomaterials and nanomaterials could be designed through the incorporation of M.

Some varieties have stinging hairs and require gloves for harvesting.

Cnidoscolus chayamansa

The genus Cnidoscolus consists of 40 or more species, but only chayamansa refers to the vegetable chaya. Up to 5 raw leaves can be eaten a day. Bioactive properties of faveleira Cnidoscolus quercifolius seeds, oil and press cake obtained during oilseed processing. This study characterizes C texanus exposures reported to a large state-wide poison center system. Moretenol, moretenyl acetate, kaempferol-3,7-dimethyl ether, and 5-hydroxy’,4′-trimethoxyflavanone were the main compounds isolated.

All of them are intimately associated with plants of the genus Bernardia Euphorbiaceae. It is a tasty vegetable, and is exceptionally high in protein, calcium, iron, and vitamin A. To some extent, favorable microhabitat conditions reduced developmental instability in sites with medium and high soil disturbance, whereas unfavorable conditions at low soil disturbance sites increased developmental instability.


Cnidoscolus aconitifolius – Wikipedia

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. It somewhat resembles a vigorous hibiscus plant or the cassava plant. In experiment 1, the birds fed on the maize-soyabean diet had a higher p Morphological and genetic diversity of camu-camu [Myrciaria dubia Kunth McVaugh ] in the Peruvian Amazon.

They contain a high content of a glucoside that can release toxic hydrocyanic acid. The leaves of C.

The selected six species should be included in the future management program of the reserve as the priority wild edible plants to develop strategies for conservation, sustainable use, and improvement of the local population income.

The rats were divided in two groups: Cnidoscolus aconitifolius; Manihot cnidoscouls cassava ; Sauropus androgynus katuk.

Tannins values obtained were not adverse to their consumption. In addition, in we collected microhabitat data in 1 m quadrats surrounding each plant whose developmental stability we also assessed.