Plants of USA and Canada

Dioscorea bulbifera L.



PLANT PROFILE  : (*)

Name: Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl. 2: 1033. 1753 [1 May 1753]

Rank: species


Common names

US name U.S. name: air yam
en English name: potato yam
Spanish name: papa voladora
French name: pousse en l'air

Grown habit: Vine, Forb/herb
Duration: Perennial
 

Synonyms:




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Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Padova, Orto Botanico, PD, Veneto, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Habit at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Leaves at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Leaf and bulb at Sarasota, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Habit at Hana Hwy, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Bulbs and leaves at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Climbing habit at Hana Hwy, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Habit at Hana Hwy, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Leaves at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Comune di Padova, Orto Botanico, PD, Veneto, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Climbing habit at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Leaves and bulb at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Leaves at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Leaves at Tree Top Park, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Climbing habit at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita, Università di Trieste - Progetto Dryades - Picture by Andrea Moro - Orto Botanico dell'Università di Bologna, BO, Emilia-Romagna, Italia, - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Bulb at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Leaves at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Leaves at Keanae Hana Hwy, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Habit at Sarasota, Florida - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.

Dioscorea bulbifera
Dioscorea bulbifera
Bulbs and leaves at Nahiku, Maui - Credit: Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii - Image licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License, permitting sharing and adaptation with attribution.


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(*) Source: USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA
 

 




Distribution in USA and Canada

USA (FL, HI, LA, MS, TX), USA+ (PR)

Distributional map for Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Map for Dioscorea bulbifera L.
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


TAXONOMY

Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Subclass: Liliidae
Order: Liliales
Family: Dioscoreaceae


Genus: Dioscorea


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