Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Dioscorea trifida L. f.

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

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Name: Dioscorea trifida L. f. Taxon selection
Rank: species

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Common names

US name U.S. name: Indian yam
en English name: cush-cush
English name: cush-cush yam
Spanish name: mapuey
French name: cousse-couche
German name: Kuschkusch-Yamswurzel

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 villosa L. [514]
2) Dioscorea villosa L. var. floridana (Bartlett) H.E. Ahles [317]
3) Dioscorea villosa L. var. glabrifolia (Bartlett) Fernald [229]
4) Diospyros blancoi A. DC. [3489]
5) Diospyros digyna Jacq. [370]
6) Diospyros ferrea (Willd.) Bakh. ssp. sandwicensis (A. DC.) Fosberg [200]
7) Diospyros kaki L. f. [2387]
8) Diospyros sandwicensis (A. DC.) Fosberg var. elliptica H. St. John [199]
9) Diospyros sandwicensis (A. DC.) Fosberg var. rugosa H. St. John [212]
10) Diplacus glutinosus (J.C. Wendl.) Nutt. [144]

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