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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. Last Changed: 17-Jul-2007
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch; starch

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou (e. & s.), Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang]
    • 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.
  2. Bhattacharjee, R. et al. 2011. Chapter 4. Dioscorea (Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr) 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. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  6. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  7. Walker, E. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. (F Okin)
  8. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=14216. Accessed 17 October 2018.