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Stevia rebaudiana (Bertoni) Bertoni
SYNONYM(S) : Eupatorium rebaudianum Bertoni
CHINESE : 甜菊 Tian ju.
ENGLISH : Candy leaf, Stevia, Sugar leaf, Sweetleaf (USA), Sweet honey leaf (Aust.), Sweet herb of Paraguay.
FRENCH : Stévia.
GERMAN : Paraguayische Süßstoffpflanze, Stevia.
ITALIAN : Piccolo arbusto con foglio più dolce, Stevia.
JAPANESE : アマハステビア Amaha sutebia.
PORTUGUESE : Capim doce, Erva doce, Estévia (Brazil), Folhas da stévia, Stévia.
SPANISH : Caá-ché, Hierba dulce, Ka´a he´ ê (Guaraníes - Natives of Paraguay), Stevia del norte de Paraguay, Yerba dulce
SWEDISH : Stevia.
THAI : Satiwia, หญ้าหวาน Ya wan (Bangkok).
UNIDENTIFIED : Azucacaa.
Photograph of inflorescence (close-up) in Japan.
Photograph of leaves (close-up) by Mountain Valley Growers
Photograph of foliage & flowers at Rain Tree .com
Stevia serrata Cav.
ENGLISH : Sawtooth candyleaf, Sawtooth stevia.
Porcher Michel H. et al. 1995 - 2020, Sorting Stevia Names. Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database - A Work in Progress. Institute of Land & Food Resources. The University of Melbourne. Australia. < http://gmr.landfood.unimelb.edu.au/Plantnames/Sorting/Stevia.html > (2004).
Bielke Carl, 2002 - 2004, Stevia Paraguay. < http://www.steviaparaguay.com/ >.
RIRDC, 2002, A New Rural Industry - Stevia - to replace imported chemical sweeteners. A report for the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation by David J. Midmore & Andrew H Rank. < www.rirdc.gov.au/reports/NPP/w02-022.pdf >.
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database] National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Available: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxdump.pl?stevia (20 September 2004). (GRIN)
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There are a number of species within the genus Stevia (over 150). Only one is generally recognized as the genuine article : Stevia rebaudiana. Given its potential as a money spinner and as a serious alternative to "sweeteners" a number of legal barriers have been placed in its path. For example in the USA it is not allowed as a drug (medicinal herb) nor is it permitted on the market as a sweetener. Only the label "food additive" is permissible. On the other hand patented cultivars will inevitably appear on the market in the near future. Some fair dinkum such as 'Blackbird' in Canada, Ramonskaya in Russia, Suweon in Korea, some perhaps less kocha such as 'Bertoli' (apparently a corruption of the authority name associated with the botanical name).
Date created: 18 / 09 / 2004
Last modified: 30 / 10 / 2006
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