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

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Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

Document specific search options Title. Helmia hirsuta Blume Kunth. Views Read View source View history. Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy.

Male inflorescence spike-like, on leafless branches, compounded, up to 50 cm long, with closely packed or spaced sessile flowers, fertile stamens 6. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives. The pounded tubers are sometimes used externally as an antiseptic, and a decoction is drunk to alleviate chronic rheumatism.

It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. Observation specific search options Observed during. 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. Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. Search in all groups Search within this group.

A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. User Group specific search options Title. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. For food, it would be desirable denst breed for reduced alkaloid content so that the tubers can be consumed without elaborate detoxification procedures. 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.


Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. The poison in the tubers is often extracted and used as bait for animals or other devious purposes. Commercial extraction and use of dioscorine and diosgenin in the tuber is at dioscofea not economically feasible. The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Checklists duoscorea search options Observed during. The forts on hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen a turbulent historical pas Dioscorra is found mainly at lower elevations in the Philippines, but has been found growing at altitudes of up to m in the Himalayas.

The approximate composition of the tuber per g edible portion is: Female inflorescence solitary from upper leaf axils, pendulous, with flowers spaced. Remember me Forgot password?

Individual tubers weigh kg, but may be fused together into irregular clusters weighing up to 35 kg. Can include ecosystem services. Even in South-East Asia the plant is scarcely cultivated, so its spread is practically confined to its area of natural occurrence.


User specific search options User. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. No serious diseases and pests are known, only minor leaf spots have been reported.

Technology Biodiversity in India. Virtually all that is harvested is used and traded locally, with little or none entering into international trade. Known or potential benefits of the species for humans, at a direct economic level, as instruments of education, prospecting, eco-tourism, etc.

General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat.

By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Stems twining to the left, glabrous.

There is no appreciable distribution or cultivation outside this area. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. Panicles to 45 cm long, axillary. Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle.

Stem twining to the left, firm, 9 mm or more in diameter, usually prickly, drying bright yellowish, glabrescent.