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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: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7426162
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Dec-2018
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. Magwé-Tindo, J. et al. 2018. Guinea yam (Dioscorea spp., Dioscoreaceae) wild relatives identified using whole plastome phylogenetic analyses (Taxon) 67:905-915.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 14 December 2018.