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Useful Tropical Plants

Dioscorea trifoliata

Kunth

Dioscoreaceae

+ Synonyms

Dioscorea galipanensis Klotzsch ex Kunth

Dioscorea triloba H.Karst. ex Kunth

Helmia galipanensis Kunth

Helmia trifoliata (Kunth) Kunth

Common Name:

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General Information

Dioscorea trifoliata is a climbing plant with a perennial rootstock, producing annual stems that scramble over the ground or twine around other plants for support.
The tubers are sometimes harvested from the wild and used for food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Peru, northern Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, north to Panama and Trinidad.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitPerennial Climber
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Tubers - 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.
,
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
]. A sweet, floury flavour[
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.
,
461
Title
Diccionario das Plantas Uteis do Brasil
Publication
 
Author
Correa M.P.
Publisher
Imprensa Nacional; Rio de Janeiro
Year
1926
ISBN
 
Description
A massive work in 6 volumes giving details of the various uses of Brazilian plants.
]. The starch is sometimes extracted[
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 -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-09-17. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Dioscorea+trifoliata>

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