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Taxon: Dioscorea praehensilis Benth.

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14242
Place of publication: J. D. Hooker & G. Bentham in W. J. Hooker, Niger Fl. 536. 1849
Link to protologue:
Comment: authorship verified from original literature
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: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • bush yam  (Source: Kew Bull) - English
  • forest yam  (Source: Kew Bull) - English
  • white yam  (Source: Kew Bull) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Kew Bull 56:391. 2001); vegetable (fide Kew Bull 56:391. 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Ethiopia
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe


References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Akoroda, M. O. 1985. Pollination management for controlled hybridization of white yam Sci. Hort. 25:201-209.
  3. Bhattacharjee, R. et al. 2011. Chapter 4. Dioscorea (Wild Crop Rel Ind Cr) 71-96.
  4. Burkill, H. M. The useful plants of west tropical Africa. (Use Pl WT Afr)
  5. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute African flowering plants database (on-line resource). (L Africa Online)
  6. Girma, G. et al. 2014. Next-generation sequencing based genotyping, cytometry and phenotyping for understanding diversity and evolution of guinea yam Theor. Appl. Genet. 127:1783-1794.
  7. Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards Flora of Ethiopia. 1989- (and Eritrea. 2000) (F Ethiop)
  8. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  9. Magwé-Tindo, J. et al. 2018. Guinea yam (Dioscorea spp., Dioscoreaceae) wild relatives identified using whole plastome phylogenetic analyses (Taxon) 67:905-915.
  10. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  11. Ramser, J. et al. 1997. Molecular marker based taxonomy and phylogeny of Guinea yam (Dioscorea rotundata - D. cayenensis) (Genome) 40:903-915.
  12. Scarcelli, N. et al. 2006. Genetic nature of yams (Dioscorea sp.) domesticated by farmers in Benin (West Africa) Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 53:121-130.
  13. Terauchi, R. et al. 1992. Origin and phylogeny of Guinea yams as revealed by RFLP analysis of chloroplast DNA and nuclear ribosomal DNA Theor. Appl. Genet. 83:743-751.
  14. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  15. Wilkin, P. 2001. Dioscoreaceae of south-central Africa Kew Bull. 56:390.

Check other web resources for Dioscorea praehensilis Benth. :

  • On-line Flora of Zimbabwe:
  • 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=14242. Accessed 19 January 2019.