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Taxon: Dioscorea polystachya Turcz.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14241
Place of publication: Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 10(7):158. 1837
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: 7 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (as Dioscorea oppositifolia)
  • Human food: vegetable (as D. batatas)
  • Medicines:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • CHINA: China [Anhui, Fujian, Gansu (e.), Guangdong (n.), Guangxi, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi (s.), Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan (n.), Zhejiang]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, [Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku] Korea, Taiwan


    Cultivated (cult. in temperate regions)

    Naturalized (natzd. in temperate regions)

References:

  1. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource) (Mid Atl Invasive Pl)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. American Herbal Products Association Herbs of commerce. 1992 (Herbs Commerce)
  4. Babil, P. et al. 2013. Intra-specific ploidy variations in cultivated Chinese yam (Dioscorea polystachya Turcz.) Trop. Agric. Developm. 57:101-107.
  5. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  7. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  8. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  10. Mabberley, D. J. The plant-book: a portable dictionary of the vascular plants, ed. 2. 1997 (Pl Book)
  11. Ohwi, J. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.). (F JapanOhwi)
  12. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  13. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  14. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Dioscorea polystachya Turcz. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • 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=14241. Accessed 21 October 2018.