Dioscorea alata

Species:Dioscorea alata L.
Common Name:WHITE YAM
Status:Not Native, FISC(I)
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
Genus Dioscorea
Species Dioscorea alata L. - WHITE YAM


Citation DIOSCOREA ALATA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1033. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 1184.2). Lectotypified by R. Howard, Fl. Less. Antill., Monocot. 506. 1979.

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Alachua FLAS  
Bradford USF  
Brevard PIHG  
Broward USF  
Calhoun FSU  
Charlotte USF  
Citrus PIHG  
Clay PIHG  
Dixie PIHG  
Duval USF  
Escambia FLAS  
Flagler PIHG  
Gadsden FSU  
Glades PIHG  
Gulf FSU  
Hardee USF  
Hernando PIHG  
Hillsborough USF  
Indian River PIHG  
Jackson PIHG  
Jefferson FSU  
Lafayette FSU  
Lee USF  
Leon FLAS  
Levy USF  
Liberty FSU  
Madison FSU  
Marion USF  
Miami-Dade USF  
Orange USF  
Palm Beach USF  
Pinellas USF  
Polk PIHG  
Putnam PIHG  
Santa Rosa USF  
Sarasota PIHG  
St. Lucie PIHG  
Sumter PIHG  
Suwannee USF  
Taylor FSU  
Volusia PIHG  
Wakulla FSU  
Washington FSU  


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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Dioscorea alata var. vera Dioscorea alata Linnaeus, var. vera Prain & Burkill, J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, Pt. 2, Nat. Hist. 10(?): 39. 1914, nom. inadmiss.BASIONYM: Dioscorea alata Linnaeus 1753. 
Dioscorea atropurpurea Dioscorea atropurpurea Roxburgh, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832. 3: 800. 1832. TYPE: INDIA:
Dioscorea colocasiifolia Dioscorea colocasiifolia Pax, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 145. 1893. TYPE: CAMEROON: Cult. at Victoria, s.d., Bucholz s.n. (holotype: B?).
Dioscorea globosa Dioscorea globosa Roxburgh, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832. 3: 797. 1832. TYPE: INDIA:
Dioscorea martinicensis Dioscorea martinicensis Sprengel, Neue Entd. 3: 17. 1822. TYPE: MARTINIQUE:
Dioscorea rubella Dioscorea rubella Roxburgh, Fl. Ind., ed. 1832. 3: 800. 1832. TYPE: INDIA:
Dioscorea sapinii Dioscorea sapinii De Wildeman, Ann. Mus. Congo, Ser. 1, Bot., ser. 5. 3: 368. 1912. TYPE: ZAIRE: Katanga, Katola, s.d., Sapin s.n. (holotype: BR).
Dioscorea spiculata Dioscorea spiculata Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae 1: 22. 1830. TYPE: INDONESIA: Java:
Dioscorea vulgaris Dioscorea vulgaris Miquel, Fl. Ned. Ind. 3: 572. 1859.  
Rajania flexuosa Rajania flexuosa Bello, Anales Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 12: 124. 1883. TYPE: PUERTO RICO:


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 06 Nov 1981 A.G. Shuey 2521
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 06 Nov 1974 G. N. Avery 1524
USA Florida Levy Co. 11 Jul 1979 B. F. Hansen 6027
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 03 Oct 2006 S. Dickman s.n.
USA Florida Lee Co. 17 Jun 1979 B. F. Hansen 5703
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 30 Dec 2003 K. Roberts s.n.
USA Florida Palm Beach Co. 09 Oct 2002 R. Miller s.n.
USA Florida Broward Co. 24 Jul 2000 P. L. Howell 152
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 27 Oct 1969 O. K. Lakela 31948
USA Florida Santa Rosa Co. 24 Nov 2008 C. Lockhart 386
USA Florida Suwannee Co. 19 Sep 2008 B. F. Hansen 13515
USA Florida Hardee Co. 24 Jul 2008 E. Gandy PC0141
USA Florida Orange Co. 18 Nov 2013 L. Boman 23
USA Florida Bradford Co. 24 Aug 2015 M. J. Echols B2015-597
USA Florida Marion Co. 26 Aug 2015 S. M. Wayte B2015-609
USA Florida Duval Co. 22 Jun 2015 L. M. Hassell B2015-447
Puerto Rico Arecibo Mun. 24 Nov 1981 B. F. Hansen 9308
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 30 Aug 2010 S. Dickman 253
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 06 Aug 2020 S. Dickman 1429
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