EPPO Global Database

Dioscorea bulbifera(DIUBU)

Overview
Code created in: 2002-07-19

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: DIUBU
  • Preferred name: Dioscorea bulbifera
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Western Asia, Himalayas, India to Indochina, China, Japan, Korea, Malesia, most of Africa, Madagascar, New Guinea, Australia. Cultivated as a relatively minor tuber crop and medicinal plant. Introduced in USA, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (northwest, eastern and central Brazil)

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Common names
Name Language
air potato English (US)
air yam English
otaheite yam English
potato yam English
wild yam English
Knollenyam German
igname bulbifère French
name blanco Spanish
name Congo Spanish (VE)
name criollo Spanish (VE)
name de guada Spanish
name del aire Spanish (CO)
name de mata Spanish (VE)
papa caribe Spanish (CR)
papa del aire Spanish (CR)
batata-de-rama Portuguese (BR)
cara-de-aire Portuguese (BR)
cara-de-espinho Portuguese (BR)
cara-de-sapateiro Portuguese (BR)
inhame-de-bolbos-aéreos Portuguese
inhame-zambuco Portuguese
niga-kashu Japanese
huáng dú Chinese
黄独 Chinese