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Linnaean Name: Dioscorea sativa Linnaeus, typ. cons.
Reference: Species Plantarum 2 : 1033 (1753)
Provenance: "Habitat in Indiis."
Generitype of: Dioscorea Linnaeus, nom. cons.
Type: Conserved Type : "Dioscorea foliis cordatis, caule laevi" in Linnaeus, Hort. Cliff., 459, t. 28 [stem and leaves], 1738
Designated by: McNeill & al. in Taxon 36 : 369 (1987)
Current Name: Dioscorea villosa L.
Current Family: Dioscoreaceae
Comments: Dioscorea sativa, with the type designated by McNeill & al., was proposed as conserved type of the genus by Jarvis (in Taxon 41: 562. 1992). This was eventually approved by the General Committee (see review of the history of this proposal by Barrie, l.c. 55: 795-796. 2006).
Record last updated: 06/10/2006