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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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. The tuber of D.

Harvesting occurs from wild stands, or from cultivated plants that are 12 months or older. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Even in South-East Asia the plant is scarcely cultivated, so its spread is practically confined to its area of natural occurrence. Send a request for permission. Can include ecosystem services. Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Remember me Forgot password? The present use for food of D.

As with other yams, best yields are obtained if planted on mounds or ridges. Its amylose content has been reported as Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. The forts on hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen dioscorae turbulent historical pas However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed.


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Stem twining to the left, firm, 9 mm or more in diameter, usually prickly, drying bright yellowish, glabrescent. Female inflorescence solitary from upper leaf axils, pendulous, with flowers spaced. Retrieved from ” https: Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. Related observations Show all.

Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

Natural History Natural History Cyclicity. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. Technology partner Strand Life Sciences.

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It is found mainly at lower elevations in the Philippines, but has been found growing at altitudes fennst up to m in the Himalayas. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. This page was last modified on 7 Aprilat In cultivation, the crop is usually staked. It has been suggested that the preparation of flour or starch from the tubers should proceed as follows: Uses and Management Uses and Management Uses.

It is also used for eliminating fish from shrimp pond cultures. A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. It is also propagated in cultivation by means of the tuber. Breeding for a higher diozcorea content would also be useful both for food and industrial purposes. Unlike cassava or potato starches, its viscosity does not decline appreciably after prolonged heating. The approximate composition of the tuber per g edible portion is: The poison hispica the tubers is often extracted and used as bait for animals or other devious purposes.

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Species specific search options Taxon Hierarchy. User Group specific search options Title. User specific search options User. Manual harvesting with the aid of a fork or digging stick is the usual practice.

On a dry weight basis, the tuber also contains 0. Periyar Tiger Reserve Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Cookies help us deliver our services. See Terms of Use for details.

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