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Taxon: Dioscorea esculenta (Lour.) Burkill

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14204
Place of publication: Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. ser. 3, 1:396. 1917
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 09-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 19 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India (n.e.)
    • PAPUASIA: Indonesia, [Papua] Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam


    Cultivated (also cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Bhattacharjee, R. et al. 2011. Chapter 4. Dioscorea. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, industrial crops 71-96.
  3. Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. 1:663.
  4. 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.
  5. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980-. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  6. 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+esculenta&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  8. Howard, R. 1979. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 3:508-509.
  9. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  11. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  12. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1948-. Flora malesiana.
  13. Uphof, J. C. T. 1968. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2.
  14. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Dioscorea esculenta (Lour.) Burkill :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14204. Accessed 4 June 2020.