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Taxon: Dioscorea sansibarensis Pax

 
Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 14251
Place of publication: Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15:146. 1892
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Dec-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Oct-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • Zanzibar yam  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Sudan
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  2. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  3. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  4. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)
  5. Wilkin, P. 2001. Dioscoreaceae of south-central Africa Kew Bull. 56:397.

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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=14251. Accessed 10 December 2018.