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Taxon: Dioscorea rotundata Poir.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14249
Place of publication: Encycl. suppl. 3:139. 1813
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Mar-2003
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 7 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • white Guinea yam  (Source: World Econ Pl) - English
  • igname blanc  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • igname de Guinée  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Guinea-Yamswurzel  (Source: Zander ed17) - German
  • weißer Guinea Yam  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • ñame blanco  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • ñame guineo blanco  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable; vegetable

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)

    Other (origin w. Africa)

References:

  1. Adams, C. 1972. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam) 67.
  2. Akoroda, M. O. 1985. Pollination management for controlled hybridization of white yam Sci. Hort. 25:201-209.
  3. Bhattacharjee, R. et al. 2011. Chapter 4. Dioscorea (Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr) 71-96.
  4. Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr) 1:667-668.
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Girma, G. et al. 2014. Next-generation sequencing based genotyping, cytometry and phenotyping for understanding diversity and evolution of guinea yam Theor. Appl. Genet. 127:1783-1794.
  8. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  9. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  10. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  11. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  12. N'kounkou, J. S. 1996. Synthese taxonomique des Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae) d'Afrique centrale (Congo, Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 41:598.
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  15. Scarcelli, N. et al. 2005. Segregation patterns of isozyme loci and microsatellite markers show the diploidy of African yam Dioscorea rotundata (2n=40) Theor. Appl. Genet. 111:226-232.
  16. Terauchi, R. et al. 1992. Origin and phylogeny of Guinea yams as revealed by RFLP analysis of chloroplast DNA and nuclear ribosomal DNA Theor. Appl. Genet. 83:743-751.
  17. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Dioscorea rotundata Poir. :

  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?14249. Accessed 20 November 2018.