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Useful Tropical Plants

Dioscorea cinnamomifolia

Hook.

Dioscoreaceae

+ Synonyms

Dioscorea teretiuscula Griseb.

Dioscorea tuberosa Vell.

Dioscorea zanoniae Klotzsch ex Griseb.

Rajania brasiliensis Griseb.

Common Name:

Dioscorea cinnamomifolia

General Information

Dioscorea cinnamomifolia is a climbing, perennial plant, producing annual stems from a perennial rootstock. These stems scramble over the ground, or twine into the surrounding vegetation[
418
Title
Ecocrop
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/home
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Year
0
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Description
Basic information on a wide range of useful plants, plus details of environmental needs where available.
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The edible tuber is gathered from the wild for local use[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
], and the plant is occasionally cultivated in Brazil for obtaining flour[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - eastern and southern Brazil.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusCultivated, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Tuber - cooked[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
]. The large tubers are rich in starch[
46
Title
Dictionary of Economic Plants.
Publication
 
Author
Uphof. J. C. Th.
Publisher
Weinheim
Year
1959
ISBN
-
Description
An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants. Not for the casual reader.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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