Dioscorea alata L.

 
  • Family : DIOSCOREACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Dioscoreaceae
  • Species : Dioscorea alata
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dioscorea alata L.
  • Common name : Greater yam, Asiatic yam
  • Vernacular name : Alukam (San.); Chupri alu, Khamalu (Hin.); Tunagenaasu, Mundi genasu (Kan.)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Comments : Often cultivated for its edible tubers.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Cultivated
  • Floras referred : Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 - Udupi; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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