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Dioscorea bulbifera
(Dioscoreaceae)

 
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Dioscorea bulbifera is native to tropical Asia. 


Species description or overview

Dioscorea bulbifera information from PIER
Information on Dioscorea bulbifera as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Dioscorea bulbifera description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Dioscorea bulbifera as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).

Dioscorea bulbifera information from NTBG
Information about Dioscorea bulbifera is available from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

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

Dioscorea bulbifera information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Dioscorea bulbifera--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

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

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


Impacts

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

Dioscorea bulbifera impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Dioscorea bulbifera as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Risk assessments

Dioscorea bulbifera weed risk assessment for Hawaii-Pacific
Results of a weed risk assessment for Dioscorea bulbifera for the Hawaii-Pacific region are presented by the Hawaii-Pacific Weed Risk Assessment team.

Weed risk assessment for Dioscorea bulbifera for Florida (TNC) View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
A weed risk assessment for Dioscorea bulbifera for Florida is presented by The Nature Conservancy (Doria Gordon et al.).


Control methods

Dioscorea bulbifera, air potato overview
Air potato has been on Florida's most invasive plant species list since 1993. An overview and information on control is provided by the University of Florida.

Air potato (Dioscorea bulbifera) management plan View info about Adobe Acrobat PDF format
The Air Potato Management Plan provides a synthesis of the information available on Dioscorea bulbifera and its management in Florida. The plan includes images and information on air potato biology. ecology, and control measures (Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2008).

Dioscorea bulbifera management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Dioscorea bulbifera as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Images

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

Dioscorea bulbifera information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Dioscorea bulbifera in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Dioscorea bulbifera images from PIER
Images of Dioscorea bulbifera provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).


Distribution

Dioscorea bulbifera information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Dioscorea bulbifera in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Dioscorea bulbifera information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Dioscorea bulbifera--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Dioscorea bulbifera worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Dioscorea bulbifera is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Books

Weed handbook of Western Polynesia
Whistler, W. Arthur. 1983. Weed handbook of Western Polynesia. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft f#r Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH. ISBN: 3-88085-227-8.

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.

Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values
Gon III, Samuel M. Ohukaniohia. 2008. Revised List of Hawaiian Names of Plants Native and Introduced with Brief Descriptions and Notes as to Occurrence and Medicinal or Other Values, by Joseph F. Rock Consulting Botanist, Board of Agriculture and Forestry Honolulu, Hawaii, 1920; transcribed and annotated by Samuel M. Ohukaniohia Gon III. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 6:405-442.


Experts

Dioscorea bulbifera contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Dioscorea bulbifera as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Dioscorea bulbifera references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Dioscorea bulbifera as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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