Dioscorea polystachya

Family:DIOSCOREACEAE
Species:Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
Common Name:Chinese Yam; Cinnamon Vine
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Vine
Duration:**
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyDIOSCOREACEAE - Yam family
Genus Dioscorea
Species Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow - Chinese Yam; Cinnamon Vine

Citation

Citation DIOSCOREA POLYSTACHYA Turczaninow, Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 10: 158. 1837.
Basionym: **
Type: CHINA

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Dioscorea cayenensis var. pseudobatatas Dioscorea cayenensis Lamarck, var. pseudobatatas Hauman, Anales Mus. Nac. Hist. Nat. Buenos Aires 27: 488, f. 23-24. 1916. ARGENTINA
Dioscorea decaisneana Dioscorea decaisneana Carrière, Rev. Hort. 1865: 11. 1865. CHINA
Dioscorea doryphora Dioscorea doryphora Hance, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 5. 5: 244. 1866. TAIWAN
Dioscorea oppositifolia var. thwaitesii Dioscorea oppositifolia Linnaeus, var. thwaitesii Prain & Burkill, J. & Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10: 30. 1914. SRI LANKA: Without data, Walker 147 (lectotype: K). Lectotypified by Jayasuriya, in Dassanayake et al., Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 9: 68. 1995.
Dioscorea oppositifolia var. linnaei Dioscorea oppositifolia Linnaeus, var. linnaei Prain & Burkill, J. & Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10: 30. 1914. SRI LANKA: Without data, Walker 46 (lectotype: K; isolectotypes: E 3 shts). Lectotypified by Jayasuriya, in Dassanayake et al., Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 9: 68. 1995.
Dioscorea oppositifolia var. meeboldtii Dioscorea oppositifolia Linnaeus, var. meeboldtii Prain & Burkill, Ann. Roy. Bot. Gard. (Calcutta) 14: 393. 1939. INDIA: Kerala: Cochin Distr., Perambikolam, s.d., Meebold 12374 (holotype: ?).
Dioscorea potaninii Dioscorea potaninii Prain & Burkill, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1933: 243. 1933. CHINA
Dioscorea rosthornii Dioscorea rosthornii Diels, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 29: 261. 1900. CHINA
Dioscorea swinhoei Dioscorea swinhoei Rolfe, J. Bot. 20: 359. 1882. TAIWAN
Dioscorea trinervia Dioscorea trinervia Roxburgh ex Prain & Burkill, J. & Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10: 30. 1914. INDIA: Without data, Roxburgh s.n. (lectotype: K). Lectotypified by Jayasuriya, in Dassanayake et al., Revis. Handb. Fl. Ceylon 9: 68. 1995.
Dioscorea batatas Dioscorea batatas Decaisne, Rev. Hort., ser. 4. 3: 243. 1854.  
Dioscorea oppositifolia    

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Bibb, Blount, Calhoun, Cleburne, Cullman, Etowah, Jackson, Jefferson, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lee, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, Morgan, Shelby, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1969 - 2015

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UWAL0031528 Morgan 20 Sep 2015 England, J. Kevin
5748
UWAL
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
SAMF0000452 Jefferson 24 Jul 2003 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2916
SAMF
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
AMAL00000953 Madison 01 Aug 1996 Threlkeld, Steven J.
800
AMAL
Dioscorea polystachya Turez.
UWAL0053275 Cleburne 04 Jun 2019 Spaulding, Daniel D.
15863
UWAL
Dioscorea polystachya Turcz.
JSU113353 Cullman 20 Jun 1975 Whetstone, R. David
4883
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
UNA00064033 Jackson 13 Aug 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
1199
UNA
Dioscorea batatas Dcne.
SAMF0006948 Lee 20 Sep 2001 Hansen, Curtis J.
2001-59
SAMF
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
UNA00058926 Blount 23 Oct 1999 Kral, Robert
88977
UNA
Dioscorea batatas Dcne.
JSU113356 Jackson 11 Sep 1994 Spaulding, Daniel D.
6259
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
JSU113351 Calhoun 25 Sep 1986 Alford, J. Erik
s.n.
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
JSU113362 Marshall 13 Sep 1991 Spaulding, Daniel D.
905
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
JSU113355 Jackson 13 Aug 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
1199
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
UNA00065503 Jackson 16 Oct 1986 Moore, C.M.
94
UNA
Dioscorea batatas Dcne.
AMAL00009831 Limestone 14 Jun 1996 Whetstone, R. David
18066
AMAL
Dioscorea polystachya Turez.
JSU113358 Lauderdale 4 Aug 1996 Whetstone, R. David
18334
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
ALNHS00000906 Jackson 01 Sep 2010 Barger, T. Wayne
HC-552
ALNHS
Dioscorea polystachya Turcz.
JSU113367 Winston 6 Aug 1993 Ballard, J. Mark
3116
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
AMAL00000952 Lauderdale 07 Aug 2001 Threlkeld, Steven J.
1478
AMAL
Dioscorea polystachya Turez.
SAMF0000453 Cullman 05 Aug 2005 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3333
SAMF
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
UWAL0053298 Cleburne 30 Jun 2019 Spaulding, Daniel D.
15929
UWAL
Dioscorea polystachya Turcz.
AMAL00008777 Lee 20 Sep 2001 Hansen, Curtis J.
59
AMAL
Dioscorea polystachya Turez.
JSU113365 Talladega 15 Oct 1994 Ballard, J. Mark
5248
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
UNA00008353 Walker 27 Oct 1984 Horn, Charles N.
637
UNA
Dioscorea batatas Dcne.
UNA00008333 Cullman 10 Jul 1969 Kral, Robert
35381
UNA
Dioscorea batatas Dcne.
JSU113361 Madison 16 Aug 1975 Whetstone, R. David
6605
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
UNA00053667 Tuscaloosa 21 Sep 1987 Gabrielson, Frederick C.
s.n.
UNA
Dioscorea batatas Dcne.
JSU113357 Jefferson 15 Aug 1984 Barber, J. Patrick
944
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
UWAL0035468 Lamar 13 Jul 2017 England, J. Kevin
8185
UWAL
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
TROY000010782 Lee 20 Sep 2001 Hansen, Curtis J.
2001/59
TROY
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
ALNHS00003271 Limestone 22 Jun 2015 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#1783
ALNHS
Dioscorea polystachya Turcz.
AUA_ACC_59938 Lee 20 Sep 2001 Hansen, Curtis J.
2001-59
AUA
Dioscorea Polystachya Turcz.
JSU113359 Lauderdale 20 Jul 1996 Whetstone, R. David
18256
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
JSU113352 Calhoun 28 Jul 1986 Lawler, Carol L.
807
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
JSU113366 Winston 18 Sep 1994 Spaulding, Daniel D.
6425
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
JSU113360 Limestone 14 Jun 1996 Whetstone, R. David
18035
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
UNA00055640 Blount 16 Jun 1998 Keener, Brian R.
1029
UNA
Dioscorea batatas Dcne.
JSU113363 Morgan 5 Aug 1974 Whetstone, R. David
3428
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
JSU113354 Etowah 14 Aug 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
3059
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
UNA00060560 Bibb 29 Sep 1987 Haynes, Robert R.
9254
UNA
Dioscorea batatas Dcne.
JSU113364 Shelby 11 Oct 1997 Spaulding, Daniel D.
10125
JSU
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
SAMF0000454 Jefferson 09 Sep 2003 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2955
SAMF
Dioscorea polystachya Turczaninow
UWAL0051947 Madison 04 Oct 2020 England, J. Kevin
11236
UWAL
Dioscorea polystachya Turcz.
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