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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Nomenclature and Classification Nomenclature and Classification. Enumerates geographic entities where the taxon lives.

Starch extracted from the tubers can be used for culinary or industrial purposes, notably the manufacture of glucose. Commercial extraction and use of dioscorine and diosgenin in diosckrea tuber is at present not economically feasible.

Observation specific search options Observed during. Its main goal is summarize the most relevant or attractive characteristics of this taxon to the general public.

The tuber of D. Natural History Natural History Cyclicity.

Seasonal migration and reproduction are usually treated separately. Weeding is done at regular intervals, but the use of fertilizers is rare.

It is found mainly at lower elevations in the Philippines, but has been found growing at altitudes of up to m in the Himalayas. Best supported on Google Chrome, Firefox 3. Its preparation for food requires much time and skill and includes hisipda, 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.


Commercial starch extracted from the tubers contains Racemes fascicled, shortly peduncled, to 1 cm long. There is no appreciable distribution or cultivation outside this area. A general description, with any kind of information about the taxon.

Dioscorea hispida (PROSEA) – PlantUse English

Search in all groups Search within this group. The crop is ready for harvest after 12 months. It has been suggested that the preparation of flour or starch from the tubers should proceed as follows: See Terms of Use for details. It could also cover phenomena such as “plant flowering” or “chewing rates”. However, benefits to ecosystems not specific to humans are best treated under Risk statement what happens when the organism is removed. Individual tubers weigh kg, but may be fused together into irregular clusters weighing up to 35 kg.

Remember me Forgot password? Also includes information referring to territorial extension of the individual or group in terms of its activities feeding, mating, etc. Unlike cassava or potato starches, its viscosity does not decline appreciably after prolonged heating. Can include ecosystem services. Periyar Tiger Reserve This page was last modified on 7 Aprilat By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.


Male inflorescence spike-like, on leafless branches, compounded, up to 50 cm long, with closely packed or spaced sessile flowers, fertile stamens 6. The pounded tubers are sometimes used externally as an antiseptic, and a decoction is drunk to alleviate chronic rheumatism.

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Views Read View source View history. Stem twining to the left, firm, 9 mm or more in diameter, usually prickly, drying bright yellowish, glabrescent. User specific search options User.

Dioscorea hispida Dennst.

On a dry weight basis, the tuber also contains 0. Life cycles are treated in the field for Life Cycle. Dioscofea help us deliver our services.