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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Climbing herb with a fibrous root system. Racemes fascicled, shortly peduncled, to 1 cm long. General dennnst of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat.

Uses and Management Uses and Management Eennst. It includes published material or suggestions from the author or others. Harvesting occurs from wild stands, or from cultivated plants that are 12 months or older.

This page was last modified on 7 Aprilat The approximate composition of the tuber per g edible fioscorea is: Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation.

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User specific search options User. Weeding is done at regular intervals, but the use of fertilizers is rare. Describes biorhythms – those states or conditions characterised by regular repetition in time, whether on the scale of seconds, hours, days, or seasons. Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. Tubers renewed annually from a superficial corm, from which they grow as lobes, in outline globose, sometimes slightly elongated, pale yellow to light grey; flesh white to lemon-yellow.


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Manual harvesting with the aid of a fork or digging stick is the usual practice. Views Read View source View history. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. The poison in the tubers is often extracted and used as bait for animals or other devious purposes. It is also used for eliminating fish from shrimp pond hispia.

Observation specific search options Observed during. The tuber of D. Encyclopedia of Life EOL.

Technology Biodiversity in India. The crop is ready for harvest after 12 months. Unlike cassava or potato starches, its viscosity does not decline appreciably after prolonged heating.

Commercial starch extracted from the tubers contains Search in all groups Search within this group. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Helmia hirsuta Blume Kunth. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Asiatic Bitter Yam.

It is also propagated in cultivation by means of the tuber. Male inflorescence spike-like, on leafless branches, compounded, up to 50 cm long, with closely packed or spaced sessile flowers, fertile stamens 6. Female inflorescence solitary from upper leaf diosocrea, pendulous, with flowers spaced.


In cultivation, the crop is usually staked. As with other yams, best yields are obtained if planted on mounds or ridges. See Terms of Use for details. Even in South-East Asia the plant is scarcely cultivated, so its spread is practically confined to its area of natural occurrence.

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However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. Checklists specific search options Observed during. The forts on hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen a turbulent historical pas Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you.

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

Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

Send a request for permission. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. Individual tubers weigh kg, but may be fused together into irregular clusters weighing up to 35 kg.