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Taxon: Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14202
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler & K. A. E. Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 2(5):134. 1888
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Mar-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • African bitter yam  (Source: Pl Names) - English
  • bitter yam  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • cluster yam  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • igname sauvage  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • inhame-bravo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • ñame de tres hojas  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch (as famine food fide Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr 4:72. 2011); starch (as famine food fide Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr 4:72. 2011)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe


References:

  1. Bhattacharjee, R. et al. 2011. Chapter 4. Dioscorea (Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr) 71-96.
  2. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames. 1984 (F Togo)
  3. Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr) 1:661-662.
  4. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  6. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  7. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper 1968. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr) 3:151.
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  9. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  10. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  11. Wilkin, P. 2001. Dioscoreaceae of south-central Africa Kew Bull. 56:385.

Check other web resources for Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax :

  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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=14202. Accessed 15 November 2018.