Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Dioscorea rotundata Poir.

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

Taxon Page:

Name: Dioscorea rotundata Poir. Taxon selection
Nomencl. ref.: Encycl. [J. Lamarck & al.] Suppl. 3. 139. 1813 [24 Sep 1813]
Rank: species

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Common names

US name U.S. name: Guinea yam
en English name: white Guinea yam
Spanish name: ñame guineo blanco
French name: igname de Guinée
German name: weißer Guinea Yam

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 sagittata Poir. [excluded] [258]
2) Dioscorea sansibarensis Pax [264]
3) Dioscorea spiculiflora Hemsl. [237]
4) Dioscorea villosa L. [493]
5) Dioscorea villosa L. var. glabrifolia (Bartlett) Fernald [211]
6) Diospyros blancoi A. DC. [3411]
7) Diospyros discolor Willd. [202]
8) Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh. var. kauaiensis Fosberg [185]
9) Diospyros kaki L. f. [2339]
10) Diospyros sandwicensis (A. DC.) Fosberg var. elliptica H. St. John [187]

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