Taxon: Dioscorea cayenensis Lam.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14189
Place of publication: Encycl. 3:233. 1789
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 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Other:

    . origin w. Africa

    Cultivated:

    . only cult.

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  • 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.
  • Bhattacharjee, R. et al. 2011. Chapter 4. Dioscorea (Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr) 71-96.
  • Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1985-2004 (Use Pl WT Afr) 1:660.
  • Chaïr, H. et al. 2005. Use of cpSSR for the characterisation of yam phylogeny in Benin (Genome) 48:674-684.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Flach, M. & F. Rumawas, eds. 1996. Plants yielding non-seed carbohydrates (Pl Res SEAs) 9:86.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hamon, P. & B. Touré 1990. The classification of the cultivated yams (Dioscorea cayenensis - rotundata complex) of West Africa (Euphytica) 47:179-187.
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 1953-1972 (F WT Afr)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Onyilagha, J. C. & J. Lowe 1985. Studies on the relationship of Dioscorea cayenensis and Dioscorea rotundata cultivars (Euphytica) 35:733-739.
  • Onyilagha, J. C. & J. Lowe 1985. Studies on the relationship of Dioscorea cayenensis and Dioscorea rotundata cultivars (Euphytica) 35:733-739.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. Agric. Handb. no. 505. 1986 (AH 505)

Synonyms:

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.