Dioscorea pubera Blume

    (Yam Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BANA ALU FAMILY (बन आलु)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : DIOSCOREACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Dioscorea anguina Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Dioscorea pubera Blume
  • Habit : Climber
  • Habitat : Semi-Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Common in forests. Tubers and bulboides are eaten
  • Flower, Fruit : September-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Idukki district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district
  • World Distribution : India, Nepal, Himalyas, Indo-China, Malesia
  • 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; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; emonocot http://e-monocot.org/tour#classify 08-10-2015; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • 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 pubera. Downloaded on 8 December 2021.

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