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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders and for food.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Native and cultivated in Colombia.
Ecology
Alt. 5 - 1120 m.
Morphology General Habit
Climbing plant.
Vernacular
Racu.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
batata, chisca, ñame, ñame blanco, ñame común, ñame de cotudo, ñame de milpesillo, ñame de monte, ñame negro, ñame redondito, ñame redondo, papayote, tabe paje, racu, pekuoino, ñamu

[CPLC]

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

Distribution
Nativa y cultivada en Colombia; Alt. 5 - 1120 m.; Amazonia, Guayana y Serranía de La Macarena, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Morphology General Habit
Trepadora
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPB]
Use Food
Food (Cárdenas & Ramírez 2004).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Leeward Is., Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico

Spanish
Batata, tabena, ñame, paje.

Dioscorea trifida L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milliken, W. [1849], Brazil 62742.000
Williams, R.O. [12105], Trinidad & Tobago K001149142
s.coll [s.n.], Jamaica K001149144
Samuels, J.A. [147], Suriname K001149757
Miquel [s.n.], Suriname K001149758
Hostmann [555], Suriname K001149759
Burchell [3624], Brazil K001149775
Burchell [10031-2], Brazil K001149776
Balée, W. [2629], Brazil K001149794
Lima, A. [53-1653], Brazil K001149796
Philcox, D. [4668], Brazil K001149803
Plowman, T.C. [6901], Peru K001150424
Schunke Vigo, J. [3915], Peru K001150422
Delnatte, C. [1742] K001149762
Smith, H.H. [120], St. Vincent & the Grenadines K001149147
Burchell [6605], Brazil K001149798
Gooding, H.J. [23/57a] K001150848
Granville, J.J. de [16363], French Guiana K001149766
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001149769
Granville, J.J. de [14990], French Guiana K001149764
Sagot, P.A. [[581]], French Guiana K001149761
Williams, R.O. [12105], Trinidad & Tobago K001149139
Mac Fadyen [s.n.], Jamaica K001149145
Schomburgk [s.n.] K001149801
Rafael, A. [3544] K001148919
Ule, E.H.G. [9182], Brazil K001149773
Williams, R.O. [12105], Trinidad & Tobago K001149138
Plowman, T.C. [8190], Brazil K001149797
s.coll [2045], Bolivia K001150427
Burchell [2654] K001149777
Williams, R.O. [12105], Trinidad & Tobago K001149141
s.coll [s.n.] K001149760
Granville, J.J. de [14990], French Guiana K001149765
Broadway, W.E. [3374], Trinidad & Tobago K001149137
Klug, G. [2995], Peru K001150425
Balée, W. [2629], Brazil K001149795
Williams, R.O. [s.n.], Grenada K001149146
s.coll [s.n.], Guyana K001149768
Skutch, A.F. [2877], Costa Rica K001148920
Burchell [9198], Brazil K001149778
s.coll [442], Peru K001150423
s.coll [127] K001149148
Granville, J.J. de [15195], French Guiana K001149763
Matthew [1646] K001149800
Schomburgk [s.n.], Guyana K001149767
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001149772
Ule, E.H.G. [9176], Brazil K001149774
Ratter, J.A. [1083], Brazil K001149804
Patmore, P.N. [193], Colombia K001150421
Williams, R.O. [12105], Trinidad & Tobago K001149140
Broadway, W.E. [3374], Trinidad & Tobago K001149143
Silva, A.S.L. [253], Brazil K001149802
Burchell [6591-2], Brazil K001149799
Woytkowski, F. [7882], Peru K001150426

First published in Suppl. Pl.: 427 (1782)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

  • Bernal, R., Galeano, G., Rodríguez, A., Sarmiento, H. & Gutiérrez, M. (2017). Nombres comunes de las plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/
  • 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), Castro, C. (Proveedor de metadatos), Bernal, Y. (Autor), García, N. (Autor). Versión 11.0. http://i2d.humboldt.org.co/ceiba/resource.do?r=ls_colombia_magnoliophyta_2014
  • Kew Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) https://www.kew.org/science/data-and-resources/tools-and-services/medicinal-plant-names-services in The State of the World’s Plants Report–2016. (2016). Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew https://stateoftheworldsplants.org

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Jørgensen, P.M., Nee, M.H. & Beck., S.G. (eds.) (2013). Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 127: 1-1741.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia
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Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Universidad Nacional de Colombia
ColPlantA database
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Useful Plants of Boyacá Project
ColPlantA database
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