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Taxon: Dioscorea floribunda M. Martens & Galeotti

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14206
Place of publication: Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 9(2):391. 1842
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Mar-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 14 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: source of diosgenin (used to produce steroidal hormones fide Pl Book; Import Medicinal Pl); source of diosgenin (used to produce steroidal hormones fide Pl Book; Import Medicinal Pl)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Guerrero, Oaxaca, Puebla, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua


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. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  4. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. (F Veracruz)
  5. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  6. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  7. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  8. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)

Check other web resources for Dioscorea floribunda M. Martens & Galeotti :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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=14206. Accessed 23 January 2019.