Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Dioscorea polygonoides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

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

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

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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

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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

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More species:
1) Dioscorea praehensilis Benth. [313]
2) Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. [807]
3) Dioscorea quaternata J.F. Gmel. var. glauca (Muhl. ex Bartlett) Fernald [224]
4) Dioscorea villosa L. [514]
5) Dioscorea villosa L. var. glabrifolia (Bartlett) Fernald [229]
6) Diospyros chinensis Blume [234]
7) Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh. ssp. sandwicensis (A. DC.) Fosberg [200]
8) Diospyros lotus L. [1169]
9) Diospyros sandwicensis (A. DC.) Fosberg var. kauaiensis (Fosberg) H. St. John [194]
10) Diphasiastrum alpinum (L.) Holub [241]

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