Taxon: Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14212
Place of publication: Schluessel Hortus malab. 33. 1818
Link to protologue:
Typification:
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: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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 ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Xizang (e.), Yunnan]

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India (w.)
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia (probably introd.), Malaysia


References:

  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  3. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  4. 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.
  5. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  6. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  7. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1951. Flora malesiana. (F Males) 4:318-320.
  8. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?14212. Accessed 23 May 2018.