Dioscorea


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Dioscorea

(dī″ō-skŏr′ē-ă) [NL]
A genus of yams, a potato-like root vegetable used in many cultures as a source of dietary carbohydrates. There are approx. 150 species. Dioscorea villosa, the wild yam, is used as a source of topically applied cosmetics and plant-derived steroids.

Dioscorea

a plant genus with edible roots in the family Dioscoreaceae. Some species are poisonous due to their content of dioscorine, an alkaloid with an action like picrotoxin. Called also yams. See also tamus communis.
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These traits were selected from a list developed by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), located in Ibadan, Nigeria, which includes morphological descriptors for various economically important species of the genus Dioscorea, except D.
A sampling: comparative hunter-gatherer archaeology in glacial southwest Tasmania and southwest France, imperial responses to environmental constraints in early Islamic Afghanistan, horticultural innovation and introduction in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, and human-plant entanglements (Australian Dioscorea yams).
2008) en la conservacion de Dioscorea alata, alcanzaron crecimiento lento de las plantulas, lo que demuestra la efectividad de estos compuestos y concuerda ademas con Espinosa et al.
English: Downy Thorn Apple Dioscorea bulbifera Dioscoreaceae Shoroch man Leaf L.
Dioscorea es el unico distribuido ampliamente, con cientos de especies (300-?
En los dialectos de la lengua igbo, el nombre para la Dioscorea rotundata (ji igwe, ji ocha, apu ji o nne binji), a diferencia de otras especies, indica propiamente "name" o una idea similar, mientras que el nombre comun en ingles de name de agua (Dioscorea alata asiatico) indica su importacion en los tiempos historicos por la marina portuguesa.
Dioscorea volckmannii (Dioscoreaceae) nueva cita para la Flora de Argentina.
La combinacion floristica caracteristica de la asociacion cuenta con la participacion de unas especies arboreas habituales en Cryptocaryon albae (Cryptocarya alba, Schinus latifolius, Peumus boldus y Citronella mucronata) pero con la normalmente dominante Beilschmiedia miersi ademas de algunas especies del sotobosque que revelan una posicion mas mesofitica dentro de la alianza como Chiropetalum tricuspidatum, Sanicula crassicaulis, Loasa triloba y Dioscorea bryoniifolia.
El genero Dioscorea Linnaeus comprende aproximadamente 600 especies nativas de America, Asia, Africa y Australia (Caddick et al.
This comprises maize (holo), or specifically maize kernels that have been pounded, mixed with a kind of yam (suza, apparently Dioscorea esculenta) and possibly sweet potato as well.