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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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By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Life cycles are treated dioscroea the field for Life Cycle. The tuber is poisonous because of a high content of the alkaloid dioscorine. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Demography and Conservation Demography and Conservation. Occurrence Occurrence Occurrence Records. Commercial starch extracted from the tubers contains It is also propagated in cultivation by means of the tuber.

Document specific search options Title. Hispid biorhythms – those states or conditions characterised by regular repetition in time, whether on the scale of seconds, hours, days, or seasons.


Retrieved from ” https: The approximate composition of the tuber per g edible portion is: Climbing herb with a denmst root system.

There is no appreciable distribution or cultivation outside this area. Or, Login with your user account:. It is also used for eliminating fish from shrimp pond cultures.

Dioscorea hispida (PROSEA) – PlantUse English

For food, it would be desirable to breed for reduced alkaloid content so that the tubers can be consumed without diosccorea detoxification procedures. Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc.

Stem twining to the left, firm, 9 mm or more in diameter, usually prickly, drying bright yellowish, glabrescent. A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon. General description of the sites where the species is found ecosystem, forest, environment or microhabitat.

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. Starch extracted from the tubers can be used for culinary or industrial purposes, notably the manufacture of glucose.

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Helmia hirsuta Blume Kunth. Unlike cassava or potato starches, its viscosity does not decline appreciably after prolonged heating. See Terms of Use for details. No serious diseases and pests are known, only minor leaf spots have been reported. Powered by the open diocorea Biodiversity Informatics Platform.

Related observations Show all. Even denbst South-East Asia the plant is scarcely cultivated, so its spread is practically confined to its area of natural occurrence. The tuber of D.

Technology Biodiversity in India. Does not include altitudinal distribution, which is covered under Habitat.

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Asiatic Bitter Yam. The crop is ready for harvest after 12 months. Observation specific search options Observed during.

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