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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.
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad, Eritrea, Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • 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 relatives: genomic and breeding resources, industrial crops 71-96.
  2. Brunel, J. F. et al., eds. 1984. Flore analytique du Togo. Phanerogames
  3. Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1:661-662.
  4. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute. African flowering plants database (on-line resource).
  5. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Dioscorea+dumetorum&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  6. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989-. Flora of Ethiopia Note: Eritrea added in 2000
  7. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1968. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. 3:151.
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  9. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  10. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.
  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. 2019. 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 July 2019.