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: Schlüss. Hort. Malab.: 15 (). Family: Dioscoreaceae. Chromosome number: 2n=
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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.
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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
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.