Dioscorea polygonoides Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

First published in Sp. Pl. ed. 4. 4: 795 (1806)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is S. Mexico to Tropical America. It is a climbing tuberous geophyte and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome. It is used as animal food and a medicine and for food.

Distribution

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2005). Monocotyledons and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 52: 1-415.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Govaerts, R., Wilkin, P. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2007). World Checklist of Dioscoreales. Yams and their allies: 1-65. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

  • Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R., & Celis, M. (eds.). (2020). Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia. v1.1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Dataset/Checklist. https://doi.org/10.15472/7avdhn
  • Diazgranados et al. (2021). Catalogue of plants of Colombia. Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia project. In prep.
  • FPI (2021). Food Plants International. https://fms.cmsvr.com/fmi/webd/Food_Plants_World?homeurl=https://foodplantsinternational.com/plants/
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humbodlt (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (2015). Identificación de las plantas útiles como Productos Forestales No Maderables del Bosque seco-Tropical en tres ventanas del Caribe colombiano. 1386 registros, aportados por: Garcia, H. (Contacto del Recurso), López Camacho, R. (Creador del recurso), Sarmiento Bernal, C. (Proveedor del metadatos). Espitia Palenci, L. (Autor), Gallego, B. (Punto de contacto), Aguilar Cano, J. (Curador), Mendoza, H. (Curador). Versión 2.0. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=rrbb_bst-caribe_plantae_2015
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt (2015). Listado de especies de Productos No Maderables del caribe colombiano. 366 registros, aportados por: Garcia, H. (Contacto del Recurso), López Camacho, R. (Creador del recurso), Espitia Palencia, L. (Proveedor del metadatos). Versión 2.0. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=le_bst-caribe_plantae_2015
  • Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. (2014). Plantas alimenticias y medicinales nativas de Colombia. 2567 registros, aportados por: Castellanos, C. (Contacto del recurso), Valderrama, N. (Creador del recurso, Autor), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014
  • Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) v.10 (2021); http://mpns.kew.org/

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2014 Lugo S., H. [910], Ecuador K001171662 Yes
Jan 1, 2014 Lugo S., H. [701], Ecuador K001171663 Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Couto [104], Bolivia K000524375 Yes
Jan 1, 2009 Sasaki, D. [1401], Mato Grosso K000579750 Yes
Oct 1, 1956 Gaumer, G.F. [928], Mexico K000099018 Unknown type material Yes
Oct 1, 1956 Gaumer, G.F. [928], Mexico K000400057 No
Zarucchi, J.L. [2114], Colombia 44667.000 No
Lévy, P. [174], Nicaragua K001149026 Yes
Hammel, B.E. [20069], Costa Rica K001149029 Yes
Heller, A.A. [608], Puerto Rico K001149165 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149172 Yes
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], Singapore K001149175 Yes
Ramage, G.A. [s.n.], Dominica K001149184 Yes
Anderson [s.n.], St. Lucia K001149185 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [9920], Trinidad & Tobago K001149192 Yes
Britton, N.L. [1907], Trinidad & Tobago K001149193 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [4448], Trinidad & Tobago K001149198 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [3875], Trinidad & Tobago K001149201 Yes
Lindeman, J.C. [72], Suriname K001149889 Yes
Hostmann [609], Suriname K001149892 Yes
Fraga, C.N. [2882], Brazil K001149898 Yes
Burchell [8349], Brazil K001149899 Yes
Rodal, M.J.N. [519], Brazil K001149902 Yes
Schultes, R.E. [7397], Colombia K001150464 Yes
Moritz [1221] K001150468 Yes
Fendler, A. [1542], Venezuela K001150473 Yes
Fendler, A. [1545], Venezuela K001150479 Yes
s.coll [26], Dominica K001149169 Yes
Fishlock, W.C. [26], Dominica K001149176 Yes
s.coll [26], Dominica K001149177 Yes
Anderson [s.n.], St. Lucia K001149186 Yes
s.coll [26], Dominica K001149180 Yes
Britton, N.L. [1925], Trinidad & Tobago K001149190 Yes
Ekman, E.L. [4410] K001149163 Yes
Sales, M. [288], Brazil K001149904 Yes
Miquel [s.n.], Suriname K001149885 Yes
Cruz, J.S. de la [3618], Guyana K001149878 Yes
Sintenis, P.E.E. [308b], Puerto Rico K001149167 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [6625], Mexico K001149033 Yes
Lindeman, J.C. [443], Suriname K001149894 Yes
Hancock [s.n.], Guyana K001149883 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [6625], Mexico K001149032 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149183 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica K001149157 Yes
Fendler, A. [844], Trinidad & Tobago K001149195 Yes
s.coll [73], Jamaica K001149158 Yes
Miquel [1850 [?]], Suriname K001149884 Yes
Vazquez, M. [1238], Mexico K001149030 Yes
Hollowell, T.H. [701], Guyana K001149905 Yes
Zuloaga, F. [4304], Venezuela K001150474 Yes
s.coll [1325] K001149166 Yes
Moritz [1221], Colombia K001150467 Yes
Smith, H.H. [2303], Colombia K001150465 Yes
Lehmann, F.C. [5493], Colombia K001150484 Yes
Meier, W. [648], Venezuela K001150477 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001149191 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [9919], Trinidad & Tobago K001149194 Yes
Sagot, P.A. [1171], French Guiana K001149895 Yes
Kelsall, H.J. [342], Colombia K001150470 Yes
Samuels, J.A. [57], Suriname K001149886 Yes
Lindeman, J.C. [528], Suriname K001149888 Yes
Gardner [6095], Brazil K001149897 Yes
Hostmann [s.n.], Suriname K001149891 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001149900 Yes
Romero, G.A. [2190], Venezuela K001150482 Yes
Nicholls [s.n.], United Kingdom K001149174 Yes
Alain, H. [18794], Dominican Republic K001149164 Yes
s.coll [111] K001149187 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [4008], Trinidad & Tobago K001149197 Yes
Andrade, K. [70], Brazil K001149903 Yes
Lloyd, S.E. [s.n.], Dominica K001149171 Yes
s.coll [214-17], United Kingdom K001149182 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [4759], Trinidad & Tobago K001149200 Yes
Meier, W. [1533], Venezuela K001150476 Yes
Hostmann [609], Suriname K001149893 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149168 Yes
Anderson, C.W. [s.n.], Guyana K001149876 Yes
Crieger [s.n.], Trinidad & Tobago K001149196 Yes
s.coll [609], Suriname K001149887 Yes
Fraga, C.N. [2766], Brazil K001149896 Yes
Schomburgk, R.H. [1008D], Guyana K001149881 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Dominica K001149173 Yes
s.coll [1709], Jamaica K001149160 Yes
Hostmann [s.n.], Suriname K001149890 Yes
Wood, J.R.I. [20594], Bolivia K001150485 Yes
Steyermark, J.A. [109666], Venezuela K001150478 Yes
s.coll [26], Dominica K001149170 Yes
Bromfield [s.n.], Grenada K001149188 Yes
Aguilar, R. [3683], Costa Rica K001149031 Yes
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Jamaica K001149162 Yes
Moritz, J.W.K. [1221] K001150466 Yes
Hammel, B.E. [20070], Costa Rica K001149028 Yes
Fishlock, W.C. [s.n.], Dominica K001149181 Yes
Lewis, G.P. [3108], Ecuador K001150483 Yes
Sandwith, N.Y. [630], Guyana K001149880 Yes
Meier, W. [2384], Venezuela K001150475 Yes
Otto [663] K001150472 Yes
Meier, W. [6219], Venezuela K001150481 Yes
Anderson, C.W. [s.n.], Guyana K001149877 Yes
s.coll [304] K001149027 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica K001149161 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica K001149156 Yes
Maguire, B. [22987a], Guyana K001149879 Yes
Gaumer, G.F. [1579], Mexico K001149025 Yes
Heringer, E.P. [6516], Brazil K001149901 Yes
s.coll [s.n.] K001149906 Yes
Ernst, W.R. [1019], Dominica K001149178 Yes
Harris, W.H. [12358], Jamaica K001149159 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [s.n.], Trinidad & Tobago K001149199 Yes
s.coll [2371] K001149882 Yes
Harris, W.H. [10732], Jamaica K001149155 Yes
Ernst, W.R. [1019], Dominica K001149179 Yes
Britton, N.L. [2181], Trinidad & Tobago K001149189 Yes
Moritz [1221], Colombia K001150469 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [4278], Trinidad & Tobago Dioscorea polygonoides var. aperta K000099050 Unknown type material Yes
Sieber [27], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K000099051 Unknown type material Yes
Harris, W.H. [12640], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K001149202 Yes
Harris, W.H. [12640], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K001149205 Yes
Harris, W.H. [12640], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K001149203 Yes
Ridley, H.N. [s.n.], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K001149204 Yes
Harris, W.H. [12363], Jamaica Dioscorea polygonoides var. martinicensis K001149206 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Grenada Dioscorea polygonoides var. scorpioidea K001149217 Yes
Broadway, W.E. [1747], Grenada Dioscorea polygonoides var. scorpioidea K001149216 Yes
Hahn, M. [1194], Martinique Dioscorea martinicensis K001149214 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], St. Vincent & the Grenadines Dioscorea martinicensis K001149215 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149208 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149207 Yes
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149211 Yes
Prior, A.V. [s.n.], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149209 Yes
s.coll [821], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149210 Yes
Hahn, L. [421], Martinique Dioscorea martinicensis K001149213 Yes
Harris, W.H. [9875], Jamaica Dioscorea martinicensis K001149212 Yes

Sources

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    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
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    • Copyright applied to individual images
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    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0