Genus: Dioscorea

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Last Modified 04/29/2013

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Dioscorea Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1032. 1753.

List of Dioscorea Species

References to Dioscorea

  • Al-Shehbaz, I. A.; Schubert, B. G. 1989. The Dioscoreaceae in the southeastern United States. J. Arnold Arbor. 70: 57-95.
  • Albrecht, M. A.; McCarthy, B. C. 2006. Seed germination and dormancy in the medicinal woodland herbs Collinsonia canadensis L. (Lamiaceae) and Dioscorea villosa L. (Dioscoreaceae). Flora 201: 24-31.
  • Blake, S. F. 1918. Notes on the Calyton Herbarium. 8. Azalea lutea L. Rhodora 20: 21-8, 48-54, 65-73. (Other Families and Genera discussed)
  • Caddick, L. R. 2002. Yams reclassified: a recircumscription of Dioscoreaceae and Dioscoreales. Taxon 51: 103-114.
  • Main, C. L. 2006. Growth, reproduction, and management of Chinese yam (Dioscorea oppositifolia). Weed Technol. 20: 773-777.
  • Mueller, T. C. 2003. Dioscorea oppositifolia L. phenotypic evaluations and comparison of control strategies. Weed Technol. 17: 705-710.
  • Schols, P. 2003. Pollen morphology of Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae) and its relation to systematics. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 143: 375-390.
  • Smith, P. M. 1916. The development of the embryo and seedling of Dioscorea villosa. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 43: 545-558.
  • Stephenson, S. L.; Mills, H. H. 1999. Contrasting vegetation of noses and hollows in the Valley and Ridge province, southwestern Virginia. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 126: 197-212.
  • Thomas, J. R. 2005. Water dispersal of vegetative bulbils of the invasive exotic Dioscorea oppositifolia L. in southern Illinois. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 132: 187-196.