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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Describes biorhythms – those states or conditions characterised by regular repetition in time, whether on the scale of seconds, hours, days, or seasons. Search in all groups Search within this group. For food, it would be desirable to breed for reduced alkaloid content so that the tubers can be consumed without elaborate detoxification procedures.

Dioscorea hispida Dennst. — The Plant List

No serious diseases and pests are known, only minor leaf spots have been reported. Individual tubers hispidda kg, but may be fused together into irregular clusters weighing up to 35 kg. Send a request for permission. The pounded tubers are sometimes used externally as an antiseptic, and a decoction is drunk to alleviate chronic rheumatism.


Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Checklists specific search options Observed during. Panicles to 45 cm long, axillary. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences.

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Starch extracted from the tubers can be used for culinary or industrial purposes, notably the manufacture of glucose. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. Views Read View source View history.

On a dry weight basis, the tuber also contains 0. The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance. Its preparation for food requires much time and skill and includes slicing, washing the fresh hipida boiled tuber in several changes of salt water, or in running water, and a final check on whether all poison has been removed.

Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. The tuber is poisonous because of a high content of the alkaloid dioscorine. Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public. There is no appreciable distribution or cultivation outside this area.

Dioscorea hispida (PROSEA) – PlantUse English

Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. Tubers renewed annually from a superficial corm, from which they grow as lobes, in outline globose, sometimes slightly diiscorea, pale yellow to light grey; flesh white to lemon-yellow. Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. The crop is ready for harvest after 12 months.


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Racemes fascicled, shortly peduncled, to 1 cm long. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. Harvesting occurs from wild stands, or from cultivated plants that are 12 months or older.

The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. As with other yams, best yields are obtained if planted on mounds or ridges. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is not necessarily structured.