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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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See Terms of Use for details. Male inflorescence spike-like, on leafless branches, compounded, up to 50 cm long, with closely packed or spaced sessile flowers, fertile stamens 6.

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Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. There is no appreciable distribution or cultivation outside this area. User Group specific search options Title. Breeding for a higher starch content would also be useful both for food and industrial purposes. Harvesting occurs from wild stands, or from cultivated plants that are 12 months or older.

Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. The forts on hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen a turbulent historical pas Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses.


However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. The tuber is poisonous because of a high content of the alkaloid dioscorine.

Dioscorea hispida Dennst. — The Plant List

Stems twining to the left, glabrous. Helmia hirsuta Blume Kunth. Virtually all that is harvested is dioscoea and traded locally, with little or none entering into international trade. Racemes fascicled, shortly peduncled, to 1 cm long.

Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

Encyclopedia of Life EOL. It dloscorea also propagated in cultivation by means of the tuber. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. Search in all groups Search within this group. Natural History Natural History Cyclicity.

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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.


Related observations Show all. Stem twining to the left, firm, 9 mm or more dioscores diameter, usually prickly, drying bright yellowish, glabrescent. A general description, with any dioscora of information about the taxon. Document specific search options Title. As with other yams, best yields are obtained if planted on mounds or ridges.

It has been suggested that the preparation of flour or starch from the tubers should proceed as follows: Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc. User specific search options User. It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. Observation specific search options Observed during.

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Climbing herb with a fibrous root system. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

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