Dioscorea

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Related to Dioscorea species: Dioscorea alata
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Noun1.Dioscorea - yams
plant genus - a genus of plants
yam plant, yam - any of a number of tropical vines of the genus Dioscorea many having edible tuberous roots
Dioscorea elephantipes, elephant's-foot, Hottentot bread vine, Hottentot's bread vine, tortoise plant - South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
Dioscorea paniculata, wild yam - having a rhizome formerly dried and used to treat rheumatism or liver disorders
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Response of Vine Cuttings to Rooting in Different Months in Three Dioscorea species.
Seven cultivated Dioscorea species grown under the same climatic and edaphic factors were harvested randomly from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute, Bunso in the Eastern region of Ghana for laboratory studies.