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Dioscorea  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 43366

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): yam [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
          SuperdivisionEmbryophyta   
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                   ClassMagnoliopsida   
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                         OrderDioscoreales   
                            FamilyDioscoreaceae  – Yam Family  
                               GenusDioscorea L. – yam  
    Direct Children:  
                                  SpeciesDioscorea alata L. – winged yam, water yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea altissima Lam. – dunguey 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea bulbifera L. – air potato, bitter yam, air yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea cayenensis Lam. – yellow guinea yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea composita Hemsl. – yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea convolvulacea Cham. & Schltdl. – yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea deltoidea Wall. ex Griseb.  
                                  SpeciesDioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax – bitter yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea elephantipes (L'Hér.) Engl. – hottentot-bread 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea esculenta (Lour.) Burkill – lesser yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea floribunda M. Martens & Galeotti – yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea floridana Bartlett – Florida yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea hispida Dennst. – intoxicating yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea japonica Thunb. – Japanese yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea mexicana Scheidw.  
                                  SpeciesDioscorea nummularia Lam. – yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea oppositifolia L.  
                                  SpeciesDioscorea pentaphylla L. – fiveleaf yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea pilosiuscula Bertero ex Spreng. – bulbous yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea polygonoides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. – mata gallina 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea polystachya Turcz. – Chinese yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea praehensilis Benth. – bush yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea preussii Pax – Preuss' dioscorea 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea rotundata Poir. – Guinea yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea sagittata Poir.  
                                  SpeciesDioscorea sansibarensis Pax – Zanzibar yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea spiculiflora Hemsl. – yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea trifida L. f. – Indian yam 
                                  SpeciesDioscorea villosa L. – wild yam 
       

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  Source: Dioscoreaceae of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Dioscorea   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
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  Reference for: Dioscorea   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Dioscorea   
       
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA. http://plants.usda.gov   
  Reference for: Dioscorea   
       
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