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Taxon: Dioscorea pentaphylla L.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14237
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1032. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
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: 5 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (famine food fide L Edible Pl; F Fiji); vegetable (famine food fide L Edible Pl; F Fiji)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Fujian (s.), Hunan (s.), Jiangxi (s.), Xizang (s.e.), Yunnan]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa)] Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea
    • INDO-CHINA: Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [Queensland (Thursday Island)]


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  2. Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  3. George, A. S., ed. Flora of Australia. (F Aust)
  4. Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. (F Bhutan)
  5. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  6. Jarvis, C. et al. Linnaean plant name typification project (on-line resource). (Linnaean Pl Typ Proj)
  7. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  8. Parham, J. W. Plants of the Fiji islands, revised ed. 1972 (F Fiji)
  9. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  10. Randall, R. P. The introduced flora of Australia and its weed status. (Weed CRCAustralia)
  11. Steenis, C. G. G. J. van, ed. 1951. Flora malesiana. (F Males) 4:315-317.
  12. Wilkin, P. et al. 2005. A plastid gene phylogeny of the yam genus, Dioscorea: roots, fruits and Madagascar Syst. Bot. 30:736-749.
  13. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Dioscorea pentaphylla L. :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • 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=14237. Accessed 14 November 2018.