EPPO Global Database

Dioscorea cayenensis(DIUCA)

Code created in: 2001-11-02

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: DIUCA
  • Preferred name: Dioscorea cayenensis
  • Authority: Lamarck


West Africa (Sénégal to Niger, Nigeria, Congo). Cultivated as a tuber crop. Introduced in Africa (Tchad, Ethiopia), Central America, Caribbean, South America (Venezuela, Guyanas, northern and eastern Brazil)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Dioscorea x cayenensis Lamarck

Common names
Name Language
Guinea yam English
twelve-months yam English
yellow Guinea yam English
yellow yam English
gelber Yam German
igname jaune French
mapuey morado Spanish (BO)
name amarillo Spanish
name Guinea Spanish
name negro Spanish (CO)
cara-de-Pará Portuguese (BR)