EPPO Global Database

Dioscorea rotundata(DIURO)

Code created in: 1996-10-28

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: DIURO
  • Preferred name: Dioscorea rotundata
  • Authority: Poiret


West Africa from Senegal to Nigeria, Sahel. The main yam species cultivated as a tuber crop in this region

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Dioscorea cayenensis subsp. rotundata (Poiret) Miège

Common names
Name Language
eight months yam English
white Guinea yam English
weißer Yam German
name blanco Spanish
inhame-branco-da-Guiné Portuguese