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Taxon: Dioscorea baya De Wild.

Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Nomen number: 476269
Place of publication: Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot. sér. 5, 3:357. 1912
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 17-Sep-2015 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: starch (fide Kew Bull 56:377. 2001)

Distributional Range:


    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Cote D'Ivoire, Liberia
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Zambia


  1. Burkill, I. H. 1958. The organography and the evolution of Dioscoreaceae, the family of the yams. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 56:319-412.
  2. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques & South African National Biodiversity Institute. African flowering plants database (on-line resource).
  3. Magwé-Tindo, J. et al. 2018. Guinea yam (Dioscorea spp., Dioscoreaceae) wild relatives identified using whole plastome phylogenetic analyses. Taxon 67:905-915.
  4. Wilkin, P. 2001. Dioscoreaceae of South-Central Africa. Kew Bull. 56:361-404.

Check other web resources for Dioscorea baya De Wild. :

  • 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=476269. Accessed 19 July 2019.