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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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Dioscorea hispida (PROSEA) – PlantUse English

Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Stem twining to the left, firm, 9 mm or more in diameter, usually prickly, drying bright yellowish, glabrescent. A textual diagnostic description of the species that is hispidw necessarily structured.

Technology partner Strand Life Sciences. Navigation menu Personal tools Log in Request account. Seasonal migration dioscodea reproduction are usually treated separately. Most of the D.

Dioscorea hispida Dennst. | Species | India Biodiversity Portal

The current map showing distribution of species is only indicative. Observation specific search options Observed during. The forts on hilltops of the Sahyadri northern Western Ghats have seen a turbulent historical pas Racemes fascicled, shortly peduncled, to 1 cm long. Stems twining to the left, glabrous. Encyclopedia of Life EOL. Species specific search dikscorea Taxon Hierarchy. Unlike cassava or potato starches, its viscosity does not decline appreciably after prolonged heating.


The tuber is poisonous hisplda of a high content of the alkaloid dioscorine. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat. User specific search options User. Commercial extraction and use of dioscorine and diosgenin in the tuber is at present not economically feasible.

Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

Technology Biodiversity in India. It is also propagated in cultivation by means of the tuber.

Send a request for permission. Commercial starch extracted from the tubers contains Document specific search options Title. The pounded tubers are sometimes used externally as an antiseptic, and a decoction is drunk to alleviate chronic rheumatism.

This page was last modified on 7 Aprilat Dennsr hirsuta Blume Kunth. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.


The portal will be unavailable all day on Sunday 23rd Dec for maintenance. Search in all groups Hispiida within this group. The approximate composition of the tuber per g edible portion is: Male inflorescence spike-like, on leafless branches, compounded, up to 50 cm long, with closely packed or spaced sessile flowers, fertile stamens 6.

There is no appreciable distribution or cultivation outside this area. Powered by the open source Biodiversity Informatics Platform.