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Taxon: Dioscorea polystachya Turcz.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14241
Place of publication: Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 10(7):158. 1837
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 7 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (as Dioscorea oppositifolia)
  • Human food: vegetable (as Dioscorea batatas)
  • Medicines: folklore
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Anhui Sheng, Fujian Sheng, Gansu Sheng (e.), Guangdong Sheng (n.), Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Guizhou Sheng, Hebei Sheng, Henan Sheng, Hubei Sheng, Hunan Sheng, Jiangsu Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng, Jilin Sheng, Liaoning Sheng, Shaanxi Sheng (s.), Shandong Sheng, Sichuan Sheng, Yunnan Sheng (n.), Zhejiang Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Hokkaidô, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku] Korea, Taiwan


    Cultivated (cult. in temperate regions)

    Naturalized (natzd. in temperate regions)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. American Herbal Products Association. 1992. Herbs of commerce Note: = Dioscorea batatas
  3. Babil, P. et al. 2013. Intra-specific ploidy variations in cultivated Chinese yam (Dioscorea polystachya Turcz.). Trop. Agric. Developm. 57:101-107.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage Note: = Dioscorea batatas
  6. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  7. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  8. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. Note: = Dioscorea batatas
  9. Mabberley, D. J. 1997. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2 Note: = Dioscorea batatas
  10. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). Note: = Dioscorea batatas
  11. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  12. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  13. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  14. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?14241. Accessed 16 November 2019.