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Dioscorea alata
(Dioscoreaceae)

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Dioscorea alata is native to southeast Asia. 


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Dioscorea alata
Nomenclatural information about Dioscorea alata is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Dioscorea alata information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Dioscorea alata, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Dioscorea alata
Nomenclatural information about Dioscorea alata is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Dioscorea alata (Dioscoreaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Dioscorea alata as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Images

Images of Dioscorea alata (Dioscoreaceae) (uhi)
Links to high-resolution free images of Dioscorea alata (Dioscoreaceae) (uhi) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.


Books

Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition)
Langeland, K.A., H.M. Cherry, C.M. McCormick, and K.A. Craddock Burks. 2008. Identification and biology of nonnative plants in Florida's natural areas (second edition). The University of Florida IFAS Communication Services (Gainesville). 193+ pp. illus. ISBN: 978-0-916287-70-2.


Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Acevedo-Rodriguez, Pedro. 2005. Vines and Climbing Plants of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: an illustrated field guide to the native, naturalized or commonly cultivated vines and lianas of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Illustrated by Bobbi Angell. 483 pages.

Control of non-native plants in natural areas of Florida
Langeland, K.A. and R.L. Stocker. (1997-)2001. Control of non-native plants in natural areas of Florida. SP 242, one of a series of the Department of Agronomy, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. First printed: 1997. Revised: April, 2001.


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