Dioscorea glabra Roxb.

 
  • Family : DIOSCOREACEAE
    (YAM FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Dioscoreaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dioscorea glabra Roxb.
  • Vernacular name : Bhatkando, Konta-alu (Oria); Naratega (Telugu)
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Open forests
  • Comments / notes : Fairly common in forests; tuber edible
  • Flower, Fruit : September-March
  • Collector(s) Name : R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 26/10/1978
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3881
  • Collection Locality : B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district, Davanagare district, Chamarajanagar district, Chikkamagaluru district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Malkangiri district
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Southeast Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Davanagere
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Dioscorea glabra. Downloaded on 14 December 2019.

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