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  Dioscoreaceae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dioscoreaceae is a botanical name of a family of flowering plants.
Such a family has been recognized by most taxonomists.
Dioscoreaceae, Taccaceae, Trichopodaceae in L. Watson and M.J. Dallwitz (1992 onwards).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dioscoreaceae   (169 words)

Dioscoreaceae are more or less herbaceous plants with often rather small and not very brightly coloured flowers; the ovary is inferior and often ridged or winged in fruit.
Many are climbers recognised by their spiral, petiolate leaves with pulvini at both ends of the petiole; the leaf base does not surround the stem.
Stem group Dioscoreaceae are dated to ca 116 mybp, crown group Dioscoreaceae to ca 80 mybp (Janssen and Bremer 2004).
www.mobot.org /MOBOT/Research/APweb/orders/dioscorealesweb.htm   (1656 words)

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Dioscoreaceae: Florida taxa from the Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Dioscoreaceae: Information/Images from the University of Hawaii - Manoa)
Dioscoreaceae: holdings from Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Conservatory - University of Connecticut
www.csdl.tamu.edu /FLORA/cgi/gateway_family?fam=Dioscoreaceae   (191 words)

 Picture Yam,Plants,Yam Tree Pictures,Catalog,Trees Encyclopedia
Date : 9/11/2006 Time : 5:17:44 PM Yams are the tuberous roots of several vines of the genus Dioscorea, family Dioscoreaceae.
Used like potatoes, they are a major tropical root crop and are grown in warm, temperate, and tropical regions around the world.
As an ornamental, however, the Dioscorea vines, especially the cinnamon vine, are often grown in greenhouses for their handsome green leaves.
www.4to40.com /earth/geography/htm/plantsindex.asp?counter=378   (214 words)

 Yam - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
common name for some members of the Dioscoreaceae, a family of tropical and subtropical climbing herbs or shrubs with starchy rhizomes often cultivated for food.
The S African elephant's-foot (Testudinaria elephantipes), also called Hottentot bread and tortoise plant, is sometimes grown in greenhouses; its large rootstock was formerly eaten by the natives.
Yams are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Liliopsida, order Liliales, family Dioscoreaceae.
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry/yam   (222 words)

For more information about the Dioscoreales, try the Dioscoreaceae and Taccaceae Resources Lists at Texas A&M, or the DELTA descriptions for the Taccaceae, Trichopodaceae, and the Dioscoreaceae
Texas A&M Botany has a collection of images of the Dioscoreaceae and Taccaceae.
You can also view images of Dioscoreaceae at University of Wisconsin.
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /monocots/liliflorae/dioscoreales.html   (528 words)

 Dioscoreaceae in Flora of North America @ efloras.org
Dioscoreaceae in Flora of North America @ efloras.org
Burkill, I. The organography and evolution of the Dioscoreaceae, the family of yams.
Coursey, D. Yams: An Account of the Nature, Origins, Cultivation and Utilisation of the Useful Members of the Dioscoreaceae.
www.efloras.org /florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=10280   (404 words)

 Dioscoreales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The APG system, of 1998, also placed the order in the clade monocots with this circumscription:
In APG II the family Thismiaceae has been included in family Burmanniaceae and the families Taccaceae and Trichopodaceae have been included in family Dioscoreaceae.
Therefore the change is not as large as might appear, and the only plants to have moved across the borders of the order are those belonging to family Nartheciaceae.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dioscoreales   (180 words)

 What is the difference between sweet potatoes and yams? Everyday Mysteries:Fun Science Facts from the Library of ...
Yams are a monocot (a plant having one embryonic seed leaf) and from the Dioscoreaceae or Yam family.
Sweet Potatoes, often called ‘yams’;, are a dicot (a plant having two embryonic seed leaves) and are from the Convolvulacea or morning glory family.
Coursey, D. Yams: an account of the nature, origins, cultivation and utilization of the useful members of the Dioscoreaceae.
www.loc.gov /rr/scitech/mysteries/sweetpotato.html   (578 words)

 Mexican Yam: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Mexican yam is one of some 850 species of yam in the Dioscoreaceae family.
It is a perennial plant with twisting, climbing vines that grows in warm tropical climates.
Simply highlight the word and press SHIFT + D for a definition.
health.enotes.com /alternative-medicine-encyclopedia/mexican-yam   (957 words)

 Amazon.com: Dioscoreaceae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Yams: an account of the nature, origins, cultivation and utilisation of the useful members of the Dioscoreaceae (Tropical agriculture series) by D. G Coursey (Unknown Binding - 1967)
Studies in the herbarium: I. Higinbothamia, a new genus, and other new Dioscoreaceae.
Enumerative and phytogeographical studies of Commelinaceae and Dioscoreaceae in Korea by Soo-young Oh (Unknown Binding - Jan 1, 1983)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Dioscoreaceae&tag=ecomplex&index=blended&link_code=qs&page=1   (170 words)

 NYBG.org: Lauren Raz Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Expertise: Dioscoreaceae of the West Indies and North America
I am using molecular and morphological data to study phylogenetic relationships in the yam family Dioscoreaceae.
The objectives of my research are 1) to discover discrete lineages that have converged upon the West Indian islands, 2) to test hypotheses about the evolution of winged fruits (samara) in the family, and 3) to elucidate patterns of speciation in the West Indian endemic genus Rajania.
sciweb.nybg.org /Science2/Profile_74.asp   (150 words)

 BioFinder Kategorien Suche   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Dioscoreaceae < Einkeimbl├Ąttrige (Monokotyledones) < Angiosperms < Arten < Botanik < Biologie
The Vascular Plant Image Galery (Dioscoreaceae) from the Texas A&M University Bioinformatics Group
The Virtual Foliage Dioscoreaceae Page, part of the Plant Systematics Teaching P
www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de /b-online/library/biofinder/652.html   (54 words)

 A Bayesian Approach for Discriminating Among Alternative Inheritance Hypotheses in Plant Polyploids: The Allotetraploid ...
A Bayesian Approach for Discriminating Among Alternative Inheritance Hypotheses in Plant Polyploids: The Allotetraploid Origin of Genus Borderea (Dioscoreaceae) -- Catalán et al.
, I. H., 1960 The organography and the evolution of Dioscoreaceae, the family of the yams.
microsatellite loci in the Pyrenean endemic Borderea pyrenaica (Dioscoreaceae).
www.genetics.org /cgi/content/full/172/3/1939   (5908 words)

 Drugs & Supplements: Wild Yam (Dioscoreaceae) (Print Version)
Drugs & Supplements: Wild Yam (Dioscoreaceae) (Print Version)
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Talk to your health care provider before taking any prescription or over the counter drugs (including any herbal medicines or supplements) or following any treatment or regimen.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/print/druginfo/natural/patient-wildyam.html   (2250 words)

 PLANTS Profile for Dioscorea rotundata (Guinea yam) | USDA PLANTS
See county distributions for the following states by clicking on them below or on the map.
View 2 genera in Dioscoreaceae, 29 species in Dioscorea
Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
plants.usda.gov /java/profile?symbol=DIRO   (81 words)

 Plant names from the botanical family Dioscoreaceae
Gardening - Plant names from the botanical family Dioscoreaceae
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www.mygarden.net.au /names/family/8/1   (668 words)

 A New Name in Chinese Dioscorea (Dioscoreaceae)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Missouri Botanical Garden, c/o Department of Botany, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, U.K. Nicholas J. Turland
Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, Missouri 63166, U.S.A. Abstract. During preparation of the account of Dioscoreaceae for the Flora of China, it was noticed that one species is illegitimately named, being a later homonym: Dioscorea parviflora C. Ting (1979), not Philippi (1864).
The Chinese species will be accepted by Ding and Gilbert, as endemic to Yunnan Province, in their forthcoming account of Dioscoreaceae in the Flora of China (in press).
hua.huh.harvard.edu /china/novon/dingetal10-1.html   (301 words)

 water yam, Dioscorea alata (Dioscoreales: Dioscoreaceae) @ Invasive.org
water yam, Dioscorea alata (Dioscoreales: Dioscoreaceae) @ Invasive.org
Liliopsida > Dioscoreales > Dioscoreaceae > Dioscorea alata L. Synonym(s): winged yam
Invasive.org is a joint project of The Bugwood Network, USDA Forest Service and USDA APHIS PPQ.
www.invasive.org /browse/subimages.cfm?sub=5535   (72 words)

 wild yam, Dioscorea villosa (Dioscoreales: Dioscoreaceae) @ Forestry Images
wild yam, Dioscorea villosa (Dioscoreales: Dioscoreaceae) @ Forestry Images
Liliopsida > Dioscoreales > Dioscoreaceae > Dioscorea villosa L. 2 records
Forestry Images is a joint project of The Bugwood Network and USDA Forest Service.
www.forestryimages.org /browse/subimages.cfm?sub=12233&search=Search   (79 words)

 Dioscorea alata (Dioscoreaceae) - HEAR species info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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HEAR home > species info > plants > Dioscorea alata (Dioscoreaceae)
Copyright-free images of (or related to) Dioscorea alata (Dioscoreaceae) (uhi) by Forest and Kim Starr (USGS) are presented online.
www.hear.org /species/dioscorea_alata   (246 words)

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