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Taxon: Dioscorea bulbifera L.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14186
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1033. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 12-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 20 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food:
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kew Bull 56:380. 2001)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China (e. & s.)

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia (n.)]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. elsewhere)

References:

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  2. Arnold, H. L. Poisonous plants of Hawaii. (Poison Hawaii)
  3. Bhattacharjee, R. et al. 2011. Chapter 4. Dioscorea (Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr) 71-96.
  4. Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  5. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  6. Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  7. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  8. Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas (Pl Invasion) 255-267.
  9. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  10. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  11. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  12. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  13. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
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  15. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
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  17. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  18. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
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  21. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  22. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
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  29. Ramser, J. et al. 1996. Genomic variation and relationships in aerial yam (Dioscorea bulbifera L.) detected by random amplified polymorphic DNA (Genome) 39:17-25.
  30. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  31. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  32. Tamiru, M. et al. 2007. Genetic diversity in yam germplasm from Ethiopia and their relatedeness to the main cultivated Dioscorea species assessed y AFLP markers Crop Sci. (Madison) 47:1744-1753.
  33. Terauchi, R. et al. 1991. Intraspecific variation of chloroplast DNA in Dioscorea bulbifera L. Theor. Appl. Genet. 81:461-470.
  34. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
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  38. Wilkin, P. 2001. Dioscoreaceae of south-central Africa Kew Bull. 56:379.
  39. Wilkin, P. et al. 2005. A plastid gene phylogeny of the yam genus, Dioscorea: roots, fruits and Madagascar Syst. Bot. 30:736-749.
  40. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Dioscorea bulbifera L. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14186. Accessed 9 December 2018.