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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. Last Changed: 26-Jan-2000
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 19 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable; vegetable

Distributional Range:

    Native

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


    Cultivated (also cult. in tropics)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Bhattacharjee, R. et al. 2011. Chapter 4. Dioscorea (Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr) 71-96.
  3. Burkill, H. M. 1985. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr) 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. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  7. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  8. Howard, R. 1979. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt) 3:508-509.
  9. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  11. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  12. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. Flora malesiana. (F Males)
  13. Uphof, J. C. T. Dictionary of economic plants, ed. 2. (Dict Econ Pl)
  14. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14204. Accessed 19 October 2018.