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Taxon: Dioscorea elephantipes (LʼHér.) Engl.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14203
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler & C. G. O. Drude, Veg. Erde 9(II):367. 1908 (Pflanzenw. Afrikas)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Feb-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Aug-2017
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • elephant's-foot  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • Hottentot-bread  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • hottentotsbrood  (Source: Cape Pl) - Afrikaans
  • Elefantenfuß  (Source: Zander ed17) - German

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Cape Province]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  2. Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. 2003 (Pl SAfr ed2)
  3. Goldblatt, P. & J. Manning Cape plants: a conspectus of the Cape flora of South Africa. Strelitzia vol. 9. (Cape Pl)
  4. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  5. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

Check other web resources for Dioscorea elephantipes (LʼHér.) Engl. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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=14203. Accessed 10 December 2018.