African Plant Database


Dioscorea L.
Family : DIOSCOREACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 1032-1034 (1753)  
 
Species
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tamus L. (1753)
=Borderea Miégev.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • DE WILDEMAN, E. (1938). Dioscorea alimentaires et toxiques (morphologie et biologie
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 96
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1997). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Gamopétales: Ericaceae à Lamiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 603
  • DUMONT, R. & al. (2005). Biodiversité et domestication des ignames en Afrique de l'Ouest. Pratiques traditionnelles conduisant à Dioscorea rotundata Poir. CIRAD, Montpellier. 119 pp.
  • EDEOGA [sic!], H. O. & B. E. OKOLI (2005). Stem anatomy and systematics in some Dioscorea species (Dioscoreaceae). Int. Quart. J. Pl. Sci. Res. : 32: 1-13.

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • LAWANI, S. M. & M. O. ODUBANJO (1976). A bibliography of yams and the genus Dioscorea. International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan, Nigeria. VI + 192 pp.
  • HAMON, P. & al. (1995). Les ignames sauvages d’Afrique de l'Ouest. Caractéristiques morphologiques/Wild yams in West Africa. Morphological characteristics. Editions de l'Orstom, Paris. 84 pp.
  • N’KOUNKOU, J. S. (1996). Synthèse écologique des Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae) en Afrique centrale (Congo, Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi Fragm. Florist. Geobot. : 41: 611-620.
  • N’KOUNKOU, J. S. (1996). Synthèse taxonomique des Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae) d’Afrique centrale (Congo, Zaïre, Rwanda, Burundi) Fragm. Florist. Geobot. 41: 595-610.
  • ZOUNDJIHEKPON, J. & al. (1997). Flowering synchronization between male and female West African cultivated yams (Dioscorea cayenensis-rotundata complex) Euphytica : 95: 371-375.
  • EDEOGA, H. O. & al. (1998). Observations on the floral morphology of some Dioscorea species (Dioscoreaceae) in Nigeria. Folia Geobot. Phytotax. : 33: 201-205.
  • WILKIN, P. (1999). A revision of the compound-leaved Yams (Dioscorea, Dioscoreaceae) of Africa. Kew Bull. : 54: 19-39.
  • GAMIETTE, F. & al. (1999). Ploidy determination of some yam species (Dioscorea spp.) by flow cytometry and conventional chromosome countings. : 46: 19-27.
  • WILKIN, P. & L. CADDICK (2000). Palaeotropical compound-leaved Yams (Dioscorea; Dioscoreaceae): monophyly and relationships. In: WILSON, K. L. & D. A. MORRISON, eds., Monocots: Systematics and Evolution: 497-504. CSIRO, Melbourne."
  • EDEOGAI, H. O. & B. E. OKOLI (2001). Mid-rib anatomy and systematics in Dioscorea L. (Dioscoreaceae). J. Econ. Taxon. Bot., Addit. Ser. : 19: 191-195.
  • WILKIN, P. (2001). Dioscoreaceae of South-Central Africa. Kew Bull. : 56: 361-404.
  • SCHOLS, P. & al. (2001). Morphology of pollen and orbicules in some Dioscorea species and its systematic implications. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. : 136: 295-311.
  • SCHOLS, P. & al. (2003). Pollen morphology of Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae) and its relation to systematics. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. : 143: 375-390.
  • WILKIN, P. & al. (2005). A plastid gene phylogeny of the Yam Genus, Dioscorea: roots, fruits and Madagascar. Syst. Bot. : 30: 736-749.
  • SCHOLS, P. & al. (2005). Pollen evolution in yams (Dioscorea: Dioscoreaceae) Syst. Bot. : 30: 750-758.
  • EDEOGA, H. O. & B. E. OKOLI (2006). Morphology of the aerial shoot and classification of some Dioscorea species. J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. : 30: 381-389.
  • EDEOGAI, H. O. (2006). Lamina anatomy and classification of some Dioscorea L. (Dioscoreaceae). J. Econ. Taxon. Bot. : 30: 368-375.
  • WILKIN, P. & al. (2007). A new edible yam (Dioscorea L.) species endemic to Mayotte, new data on D. comorensis R. Knuth and a key to the yams of the Comoro Archipelago. Adansonia, sér. 3 : 29: 215-228.
  • PAVAN KUMAR, G. & al. (2007). Assessment of morphological variation in Dioscorea L. using numerical analysis. Phytomorphology : 57: 95-102.
  • GAO, Xing & al. (2008). Phylogeny of Dioscorea sect. Stenophora based on chloroplast matK, rbcL and trnL-F sequences. Pl. Syst. Evol. : 46: 315-321.
  • SCHMID. J. (2009). Pflegeleichte Dioscorea-Arten in Kultur. Kakteen Sukk. : 60: 148-153.
  • DURST, E. (2009). Dioscoree succulente: un’introduzione/Succulent Dioscoreae: an introduction. Cactus & Co. : 13/4: 21-51.
  • WILKIN, P. & al. (2010). A critically endangered new species of yam (Dioscorea strydomiana Wilkin, Dioscoreaceae) from Mpumalanga, South Africa. Kew Bull. : 65: 421-433.
  • TÉLLEZ VALDÉS, O. & al. (2010). Tipificación y actualización nomenclatural en Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae) descritas o relacionadas con las colecciones de Martín de Sessé y José Mariano Muciño. Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid : 67: 49-63.
  • Dobignard, A. & C. Chatelain (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du Nord. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques Ville de Genève. hors-série. 1: 128

Bibliography other :
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 8: 169 (2014)
 
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Map
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Record n°190193 modified 2008-12-27
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