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Taxon: Dioscorea elephantipes (L’Hér.) Engl.

Genus: Dioscorea
Family: Dioscoreaceae.
Nomen number: 14203
Place of publication: H. G. A. Engler & C. G. O. Drude, Veg. Erde 9(II):367. 1908 (Pflanzenw. Afrikas)
Name verified on: 24-Feb-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 24-Mar-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • elephant's-foot   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Hottentot-bread   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • hottentotsbrood   (Source: Cape Pl ) – Afrikaans
  • Elefantenfuß   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Southern Africa: South Africa - Cape Province

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Goldblatt, P. & J. Manning. 2000. Cape plants: a conspectus of the Cape flora of South Africa. Strelitzia vol. 9.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Dioscorea elephantipes (L’Hér.) Engl.:

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?14203 (26 October 2014)

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