Taxon: Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14212
Place of publication: Schluessel Hortus malab. 33. 1818
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Mar-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Asiatic bitter yam  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • intoxicating yam  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • bittere Yamswurzel  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • inhame  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch (used mainly in times of famine fide F Males)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide F Males)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China - Fujian, - Guangdong, - Guangxi, - Xizang, - Yunnan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India
    • Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia

References:

  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. 1959- (F China)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Mukherjee, P. & K. V. Bhat 2013. Phylogenetic relationship of wild and cultivated yam species (Dioscorea spp.) of India inferred from PCR-RFLP analysis of two cpDNA loci Pl. Syst. Evol. 299:1587-1597.
  • Parrotta, J. A. Healing plants of peninsular India. 2001 (Healing Pl India)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1951. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males) 4:318-320.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Dioscorea hispida Dennst. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.