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Taxon: Dioscorea japonica Thunb.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14216
Place of publication: J. A. Murray, Syst. veg. ed. 14:889. 1784 May-Jun (Fl. jap. 151. 1784 Aug)
Link to protologue:
Comment: for authorship of Thunberg names first published by Murray see comments in Taxon 45:672. 1996 & 46:311-314. 1997
Name Verified on: 24-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch;

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Anhui Sheng, Fujian Sheng, Guangdong Sheng, Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, Guizhou Sheng (e. & s.), Hubei Sheng, Hunan Sheng, Jiangsu Sheng, Jiangxi Sheng, Sichuan Sheng, Zhejiang Sheng]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Honshu, Kyushu, Ryukyu Islands, Shikoku] Korea, Taiwan


    Cultivated

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China
    • EASTERN ASIA: Taiwan


References:

  1. Araki, H. et al. 1983. Some characteristics of interspecific hybrids between Dioscorea japonica Thunb. and Dioscorea opposita Thunb.. J. Jap. Soc. Hort. Sci. 52:153-158. Note: hybridization with Dioscorea polystachya by embryo rescue
  2. Bhattacharjee, R. et al. 2011. Chapter 4. Dioscorea. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, industrial crops 71-96.
  3. Kung, T.-L. et al. 2016. Genetic diversity of Dioscorea japonica germplasm in Taiwan revealed by inter-simple sequence repeat DNA markers. Pl. Genet. Resources Charact. Util. 14:211-218.
  4. Mun-Chan, B. et al. 1986. A checklist of the Korean cultivated plants. Kulturpflanze 34:96.
  5. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  6. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  7. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  8. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).

Check other web resources for Dioscorea japonica Thunb. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • 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=14216. Accessed 16 October 2019.