This ethnobotanical study was conducted to document local knowledge and potentials of Dioscorea hispida Dennst. and to investigate and record its distribution. H Dioscorea hispida Dennst. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae). The record. Dioscorea hispida Dennst. Protologue: Schlüss. Hort. Malab.: 15 (). Family: Dioscoreaceae. Chromosome number: 2n=

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Document specific search options Title. As with other yams, best yields are obtained if planted on mounds or ridges. Natural History Natural History Cyclicity.

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Send a request for permission. Racemes dennsr, shortly peduncled, to 1 cm long. Life cycles are treated in the field for Hkspida Cycle. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. Related observations Show all. Describes biorhythms – those states or conditions characterised by regular repetition in time, whether on the scale of seconds, hours, days, or seasons.

It has been suggested that the preparation of flour or starch from the tubers should proceed as follows: General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat.

Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. In cultivation, the crop is usually staked. Stems twining to the left, glabrous.


A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. For food, it would be desirable to breed for reduced alkaloid content so that the tubers can be consumed without elaborate detoxification procedures.

Or, Login with your user account:. Climbing herb with a fibrous root system. Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. Female inflorescence solitary from upper leaf axils, pendulous, with flowers spaced. The approximate composition of the tuber per g edible portion is: Remember me Forgot password? The present use for food of D.

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Dioscorea hispida Dennst. — The Plant List

The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance. Cookies help us deliver our services. Dioscora in all groups Search within this group. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Technology Biodiversity in India. Male inflorescence spike-like, on leafless branches, compounded, up to 50 cm long, with closely packed or spaced sessile flowers, fertile stamens 6. It is found mainly at lower elevations in the Philippines, but has been found growing at altitudes of up ihspida m in the Himalayas.

The tuber is poisonous because of a high content of the alkaloid dioscorine. This page was last modified on 7 Aprilat Breeding for a higher starch content would also be useful both for food and industrial purposes.


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The crop is ready for harvest after 12 months. Its amylose content has been reported as The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.

Even in South-East Asia cennst plant is scarcely cultivated, diosvorea its spread is practically confined to its area of dioscoorea occurrence. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. The forts on hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen a turbulent historical pas Periyar Tiger Reserve Observation specific search options Observed during. User specific search options User. Leaflets subequal, to 17 x 12 cm, obovate, abruptly sharply acuminate at apex, cuneate to the base, shortly petiolulate, ribs 5, prominent intercostae coarsely reticulate, thinly hispid; lateral leaflets gibbous at base; petiole 12 cm long.

Commercial starch extracted from the tubers contains Its preparation for food requires much time and skill and includes slicing, washing the fresh or boiled tuber in several changes of salt water, or in running water, and a final check on whether all poison has been removed. Panicles to 45 cm long, axillary.