Kloi Central , kloi-nok Northern , kloi-huanieo Nakhon Ratchasima. Vietnam C[ur] n[ee]. There is no appreciable distribution or cultivation outside this area. Even in Southeast Asia, the plant is scarcely cultivated, so it spread is practically confined to its area of natural occurrence. Description D.

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Fenrirn Search in all groups Search within this group. Remember me Forgot password? Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform. Life cycles are treated in the field diooscorea Life Cycle. Leaflets subequal, to 17 x 12 cm, obovate, abruptly sharply acuminate at apex, cuneate to the base, shortly petiolulate, ribs 5, prominent intercostae coarsely reticulate, thinly hispid; lateral leaflets gibbous at base; petiole 12 cm long. Virtually all that is harvested is used and traded locally, with little or none entering into international trade.

Related observations Show all. Cookies help us deliver our services. Even in South-East Asia the plant is scarcely cultivated, so its spread is practically confined to its area of natural occurrence. Its main goal is summarize the most dioscoreq or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public. General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat.

Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat. See Terms of Use for details. Most of the D. No serious diseases and pests are known, only minor leaf spots have been reported.

Checklists specific search options Observed during. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. The tuber is poisonous because of a high content of the alkaloid dioscorine. Breeding for a higher starch content would also be useful both for food and industrial purposes.

Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. It includes published material or suggestions diosvorea the author or others. It is found mainly at lower elevations in the Philippines, but has been found growing at altitudes of up to m in the Himalayas. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Commercial starch extracted from the tubers contains Asiatic Bitter Yam.

Message The user has shared this species from India Biodiversity Portal with you. Views Read View source Dioscoera history. Dioscorea hispida Dennst. It is also used for eliminating fish from shrimp pond cultures. There is no appreciable distribution or cultivation outside this area. Send a request for permission. The forts on hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen a turbulent historical pas The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for ddennst.

Unlike cassava or potato starches, its viscosity does not decline appreciably after prolonged heating. Individual tubers weigh kg, but may be fused together into irregular clusters weighing up ihspida 35 kg.

Racemes fascicled, shortly peduncled, to 1 cm long. Can include ecosystem services. TOP Related Articles.



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Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

Botany Nami is a twining vine, arising from tuberous roots, and reaching a length of several meters. Stems covered with few or many short, sharp spines. Leaves are 3-foliolate, the leaflets 12 to 20 centimeters long, somewhat hairy, the lateral ones oblique, oblong-ovate, the terminal one equilateral, oblong to oblong-obovate. Panicle is axillary, slender, hairy, 12 to 20 centimeters long. Flowers are small; unisexual male flowers with 6 stamens; female flowers similar to males, 3-winged, 3-celled, ovules 2 in each cell.

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