Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Dioscorea polygonoides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

DIOSCOREACEAE Family selection - Yam family (Angiosperms - Flowering plants)

Taxon Page:

Name: Dioscorea polygonoides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd. Taxon selection
Nomencl. ref.: Sp. Pl., ed. 4 [Willdenow] 4(2): 795. 1806 [Apr 1806]
Rank: species

pictures Images of Dioscorea polygonoides

Common names

US name U.S. name: Mata gallina

Grown habit: Vine, Forb/herb
Duration: Perennial



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

Page counter: 284 ( AVG: 215.58 / 214.155 )

text Search for more information on the Web

All families All genera

- The New Plantfinder - Images and local names of vascular plants - Project Dryades / KeyToNature, coordinated by the Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste
- Lichens - Interactive identification keys to the lichens
- Acta Plantarum - Forum and Image Gallery (Plants, Animals, Mushrooms)

Distribution in USA and Canada (*)
USA+ (Puerto Rico)
(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA

(Select a kingdom and click on Ok)

(Select a division and click on Ok)

(Select a class and click on Ok)

(Select a family and click on Ok)

Genera (Dioscoreaceae)
(Select a genus and click on Ok)

Common names (Dioscorea)
(Select a common name and click on Ok)

More species:
1) Dioscorea praehensilis Benth. [301]
2) Dioscorea preussii Pax [248]
3) Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. [786]
4) Dioscorea rotundata Poir. [325]
5) Dioscorea sansibarensis Pax [265]
6) Dioscorea villosa L. [493]
7) Dioscoreophyllum cumminsii (Stapf) Diels [214]
8) Diospyros discolor Willd. [202]
9) Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh. var. pubescens (Skottsb.) Fosberg [204]
10) Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex A. DC. [232]

24-Feb-2024 - Week-08

Privacy Policy - Personalizza tracciamento pubblicitario