Dioscorea mexicana

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Dioscorea mexicana

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Dioscoreales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Dioscoreales

Familia: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea
Species: Dioscorea mexicana

Name[edit]

Dioscorea mexicana Scheidw., Hort. Belge 4: 99 (1837).

Synonyms[edit]

  • Heterotypic
    • Dioscorea macrostachya Benth., Pl. Hartw.: 73 (1841).
    • Dioscorea macrophylla M.Martens & Galeotti, Bull. Acad. Roy. Sci. Bruxelles 9(2): 392 (1842).
    • Dioscorea deppei Schiede ex Schltdl., Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 1: 890 (1843).
    • Dioscorea bilbergiana Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 354 (1850).
    • Dioscorea leiboldiana Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 355 (1850).
    • Dioscorea propinqua Hemsl., Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 3: 359 (1884).
    • Testudinaria cocolmeca Procop., Bot. Centralbl. 49: 201 (1892).
    • Dioscorea astrostigma Uline, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 431 (1896).
    • Dioscorea macrostachya var. sessiliflora Uline, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 22: 424 (1896).
    • Dioscorea tuerckheimii R.Knuth, Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 7: 203 (1917).
    • Dioscorea anconensis R.Knuth, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 28: 82 (1930).
    • Dioscorea deamii Matuda, Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. México 24: 60 (1953).
    • Dioscorea mexicana var. sessiliflora (Uline) Matuda, Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. México 24: 285 (1954).
    • Testudinaria macrostachya (Benth.) G.D.Rowley, Natl. Cact. Succ. J. 28: 6 (1973).

Distribution[edit]

Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Belize; Costa Rica; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panam
  • Continental:Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Northeast; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDGW – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Mexican yam ç
español: cabeza de negro
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