EPPO Global Database

Dioscorea alata(DIUAL)

Last modification: 2002-02-17

Basic information
  • EPPO code: DIUAL
  • Preferred name: Dioscorea alata
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Indian subcontinent, southeast Asia, New Guinea. Cultivated as a tuber crop. Introduced in China, most of Africa, North America, Central America, Caribbean, South America, Australia

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Common names
Name Language
Asiatic yam English
greater yam English
Guyana arrowroot English
Lisbon yam English
water yam English
white yam English
winged yam English
Flügelyam German
Wasseryam German
grande igname French
igname ailée French
cabeza de negro Spanish (BO)
cara Spanish
name asiatico Spanish (VE)
name de agua Spanish
tabena Spanish
witte yamswortel Dutch
cara-inhama Portuguese (BR)
shēn shǔ Chinese
参薯 Chinese