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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Dioscorea alata L., Sp. Pl.: 1033 (1753).

This name is accepted.

Distribution: Trop. Asia
(22) ben bkn gnb mli sen tog (23) bur caf cmn gab ggi rwa zai (24) cha eth (25) tan (26) ang mlw moz zam (29) com mdg sey (36) chc chs (38) kzn nns tai jap 40 ASS BAN EHM IND mdv NEP (41) and CBD MYA THA VIE 42 BOR JAW LSI MLY PHI SUL SUM XMS 43 BIS NWG (50) nta qld (60) fij nue sam scz ton wal (61) coo pit sci (62) crl mrn (78) ala fla geo (79) mxs mxt (80) blz cos els gua hon nic pan (81) bah cub dom hai jam lee pue swc trt vna win (82) frg guy sur ven (83) bol clm per (84) bzc
Lifeform: Cl. tuber geophyte
Remarks: Widely cultivated for its edible tubers.
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Original Compiler: R.Govaerts