PDF | Dioscorea deltoidea is belongs to family Dioscoreaceae which produce rhizomes or bulbils, having rich medicinal and economic value. Dioscorea deltoidea is a perennial climbing plant, producing vigorous annual stems from a large underground tuber. The stems scramble over the ground and . Tubers ligneous, irregular. Stems glabrous, twining clockwise. Leaves alternate, simple, cm long, cm broad, ovate or subdeltoid-ovate, often.

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Morton Dioscorea stegelmanniana R. There is substantial evidence that water moves from cell to cell, driven by gradients in water potential or its components [ 30 ].

Perrier Dioscorea spectabilis R. Knuth Dioscorea oppositiflora Griseb. It is cultivated for its edible root in India[2].

Morton Dioscorea mitoensis R. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves. Knuth Dioscorea jaliscana S. Very good as a field guide, it only gives brief details about the plants medicinal properties.


Botanical features—Perennial herbs with a hard, branched, spiny rhizome. Publisher Dioscoreea and Son. The presence alone of auxin is not sufficient; a polarized flow of auxin through the developing tissues is also necessary.

Ting Dioscorea bartlettii C. Dioscorea buckleyana Wilkin Dioscorea bulbifera L. Knuth Dioscorea kimiae Wilkin Dioscorea kingii R. The plants also have an appealing growth pattern. Leaf blade adaxially glabrous. Knuth Dioscorea stellaris R. Knuth Dioscorea chancayensis R. Drawing of the leaves, root, flowers and seed. However, demand on the wild stocks imperils the future survival of this important medicinal plant.

Dioscorea therezopolensis Uline ex R.

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Knuth Dioscorea piperifolia Humb. Knuth Dioscorea togoensis R. Retrieved 10 June Different plants started germination at different times, being separated by a difference, ranging dloscorea few days to a week or more, and therefore, this helped in clubbing the growth rate of the different plants to reflect a continuous growth pattern.


Shoots differ from roots in giving rise to leaves, but both roots and shoots exhibit branching patterns. The soap is also used as a body wash to kill lice[, ].

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All seed plants pass through three stages during the development of the sporophyte: Seeds inserted near middle of capsule, ovate, winged all round.

The roots of most, if not all, members of this duoscorea, contains diosgenin[, ]. Embryogenesis establishes the basic plant body plan and forms the meristems that generate additional organs in the adult.

Stewart [ 34 ]. Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses. Through the regulated proliferation of undetermined cells of meristems and their recruitment into tissues and organs, plants are able to produce complex, but often variable forms that are best adapted to their local environment.