Taxon: Dioscorea esculenta (Lour.) Burkill

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14204
Place of publication: Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. ser. 3, 1:396. 1917
Name Verified on: 09-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Jan-2000
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Dict Econ Pl)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Laos; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam
    • Papuasia: Indonesia - Irian Jaya; Papua New Guinea

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult. in tropics

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • 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) 1:663.
  • Chu, E. P. & R. C. L. Figueiredo-Ribeiro 1991. Native and exotic species of Dioscorea used as food in Brazil Econ. Bot. 45:467-479.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Howard, R. 1979. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt) 3:508-509.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  • Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. 1948- (F Males)
  • Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. 1968 (Dict Econ Pl)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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