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Taxon: Dioscorea mexicana Scheidw.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14226
Place of publication: Hort. Belge 4:99, t. 76. 1837
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 27-Mar-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Mar-2006
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:

  • Medicines: source of diosgenin (formerly main source of a precursor of steroidal hormones fide F Veracruz; Herbs Commerce ed2); source of diosgenin (formerly main source of a precursor of steroidal hormones fide F Veracruz; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Veracruz]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama


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. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. (F Veracruz)
  4. Hammel, B. E. et al., eds. Manual de plantas de Costa Rica. 2003- (Man CostaR)
  5. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  6. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  7. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  8. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  9. 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 mexicana Scheidw. :

  • 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=14226. Accessed 23 October 2018.