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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Ordo: Dioscoreales
Familiae: Burmanniaceae – Dioscoreaceae – Nartheciaceae – Taccaceae – Thismiaceae


  • Dioscoreales Mart. Consp. Regn. Veg. 9. (1835)
  • Typus: Dioscorea L. Sp. Pl. 2: 1032–1034. (1753)



  • Lohmueller F.A. (2005) The Botanical System of the Plants[1]. Displays three families.
  • Merckx, V., Schols, P., Maas-van de Kamer, H., Maas, P., Huysmans, S., & Smets, E. (2006) Phylogeny and evolution of Burmanniaceae (Dioscoreales) based on nuclear and mitochondrial data. American Journal of Botany 93: 1684–1698. Full text PDF
  • Merckx, V., Bakker, F.T., Huysmans, S., & Smets, E. (2009) Bias and conflict in phylogenetic inference of myco‐heterotrophic plants: a case study in Thismiaceae. Cladistics, 25(1), 64-77. Full text PDF
  • Merckx V., Smets E. (2014) Thismia americana, the 101st anniversary of a botanical mystery. International Journal of Plant Sciences 175: 165–175 doi: 10.1086/674315
  • Stevens, P.F. 2001 onwards. Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 14, July 2017 [and more or less continuously updated since]. (web site) Reference page.  Discusses the five family circumscription above.
  • Tropicos.org 2013. Dioscoreales . Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2013 Sept. 16.
  • Trias-Blasi, A., Baker, W.J., Haigh, A.L., Simpson, D.A., Weber, O. & Wilkin, P. 2015. A genus-level phylogenetic linear sequence of monocots. Taxon 64(3): 552-581. doi: 10.12705/643.9. PDF available online from ResearchGate Reference page.  Displays three families.

Vernacular names[edit]

Bahasa Indonesia: Dioscoreales
català: Dioscoreal
čeština: Smldincotvaré
dansk: Yams-ordenen
Deutsch: Yamswurzelartige
English: Dioscoreales
español: Dioscoreales
فارسی: تمیس‌سانان
français: Dioscoreales
한국어: 마목
magyar: Dioszkoreavirágúak
Nederlands: Dioscoreales
日本語: ヤマノイモ目
norsk: Dioscoreales
polski: Pochrzynowce
português: Dioscoreales
русский: Диоскореецветные
Simple English: Dioscoreales
svenska: Dioscoreales
Tiếng Việt: Bộ Củ nâu
中文: 薯蓣目
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