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: Schl├╝ss. Hort. Malab.: 15 (). Family: Dioscoreaceae. Chromosome number: 2n=

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It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. Hisppida cultivation, the crop is usually staked. Send a request for permission.

See Terms of Use for details. Individual tubers weigh kg, but may be fused together into irregular clusters weighing up to 35 kg. Dnnst poison in the tubers is often extracted and used as bait for animals or other devious purposes.

Encyclopedia of Life EOL. No serious diseases and pests are known, only minor leaf spots have been reported. Racemes fascicled, shortly peduncled, to 1 cm long.


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Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Retrieved from ” https: Male inflorescence spike-like, on leafless branches, compounded, up to 50 cm long, with closely packed or spaced sessile flowers, fertile stamens diowcorea.

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Most of the D. Leaflets subequal, to 17 x 12 dennwt, 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.

Observation specific search options Observed during. Remember me Forgot password? Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses. User Group specific search options Title. Commercial extraction and use of dioscorine and diosgenin in the tuber is at present not economically feasible.

The tuber of D. Checklists specific search options Observed during. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Helmia hirsuta Blume Kunth. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.


The forts on hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen a turbulent historical pas Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy.

Stems twining to the left, glabrous.

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Or, Login with your user account:. Breeding for a higher starch content would also be useful both for food and industrial purposes.

Seasonal migration and reproduction hisspida usually treated separately. Unlike cassava or potato starches, its viscosity does not decline appreciably after prolonged heating. Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. In any event, the source must be explicitly quoted. The tuber is poisonous because of a high content of the alkaloid dioscorine.

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