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Taxon: Dioscorea cayenensis Lam.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14189
Place of publication: Encycl. 3:233. 1789
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Nov-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (roots and tubers are eaten fide Use Pl WT Afr); vegetable (roots and tubers are eaten fide Use Pl WT Afr)

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (only cult.)

    Other (origin w. Africa)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Ayensu, E. S. & D. G. Coursey 1972. Guinea yams the botany, ethnobotany, use and possible future of yams in West Africa Econ. Bot. 26:301-318.
  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) 1:660.
  5. Chaïr, H. et al. 2005. Use of cpSSR for the characterisation of yam phylogeny in Benin (Genome) 48:674-684.
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  7. Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates (Pl Res SEAs) 9:86.
  8. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  9. 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.
  10. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  11. Hamon, P. & B. Touré 1990. The classification of the cultivated yams (Dioscorea cayenensis - rotundata complex) of West Africa (Euphytica) 47:179-187.
  12. Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  13. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  14. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  15. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  16. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  17. Onyilagha, J. C. & J. Lowe 1985. Studies on the relationship of Dioscorea cayenensis and Dioscorea rotundata cultivars (Euphytica) 35:733-739.
  18. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)

Check other web resources for Dioscorea cayenensis Lam. :

  • 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=14189. Accessed 14 November 2018.