Taxon: Dioscorea elephantipes (L'Her.) Engl.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14203
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler & C. G. O. Drude, Veg. Erde 9(II):367. 1908 (Pflanzenw. Afrikas)
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Mar-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • elephant's-foot  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • Hottentot-bread  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • hottentotsbrood  (Source: Cape Pl) - Afrikaans
  • Elefantenfuß  (Source: Zander ed17) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  • Goldblatt, P. & J. Manning Cape plants: a conspectus of the Cape flora of South Africa. Strelitzia vol. 9. 2000 (Cape Pl)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Dioscorea elephantipes (L'Her.) Engl. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.