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Taxon: Dioscorea abyssinica Hochst. ex Kunth

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14173
Place of publication: Enum. pl. 5:387. 1850
Link to protologue:
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 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Eritrea, Ethiopia
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria


    Cultivated

    Africa
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin


References:

  1. Bhattacharjee, R. et al. 2011. Chapter 4. Dioscorea (Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr) 71-96.
  2. 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.
  3. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  4. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  5. Scarcelli, N. et al. 2006. Genetic nature of yams (Dioscorea sp.) domesticated by farmers in Benin (West Africa) Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 53:121-130.
  6. Scarcelli, N. et al. 2006. Farmers' use of wild relative and sexual reproduction in a vegetatively propagated crop. The case of yam in Benin Molec. Ecol. 15:2421-2431.
  7. 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.
  8. Zoundjihekpon, J. et al. 1994. First collected progenies checked by isozymic markers in cultivated yams Dioscorea cayenensis - rotundata Theor. Appl. Genet. 88:1011-1016.

Check other web resources for Dioscorea abyssinica Hochst. ex Kunth :

  • 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?id=14173. Accessed 21 October 2018.