EPPO Global Database

Dioscorea trifida(DIUTR)

Code created in: 2002-04-10

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: DIUTR
  • Preferred name: Dioscorea trifida
  • Authority: C. Linnaeus


Central America, northern South America. The only indigenous yam cultivated in the American continents. Introduced in Caribbean

Common names
Name Language
cushcush yam English
mapuey yam English
yampi English
dreispaltiger Yam German
cousse couche French
igname cushcush French
igname du Brésil French
name de la India Spanish (CO)
name mapuey Spanish
name morado Spanish (BO)
name vino Spanish (BO)
cará-doce Portuguese (BR)
cará-mimosa Portuguese (BR)