Family – Dioscoreaceae

Family – Dioscoreaceae – 1 genus in Sri Lanka

73.01. DIOSCOREA L.

D.alata [Dioscorea purpurea Roxb.] E ‘.greater yam, king yam, water yam, winged yam S/T :angili-ala, dandila, geri-ala, ini-ala, hingurala, jamburala, kahata-ala, kahata-angala, kahata-kondol, kandala, kiri-ala, kiri-kondol, kiriudala, kondo-ala, kombu-valli, leydanta, raja-ala, raja-hingurala, rajavalli, rata-ala, rata-hingurala, ratangala, ratu-ala, suduraja-ala, tambala, urumpirai, wel-ala

D.bulbifera L. [Dioscorea sativa sensu Hook, f., non L.] E:aerial yam, potato yam S:bakamuna-wel, panu-kondol, udala T:mothaka valli (wild), rasa valli (cultivars)

D.esculenta (Lour.) Burkill* [Dioscorea spinosa Roxb.] [Dioscorea sativa sensu L.] E:asiatic yam, Chinese yam, lesser yam, potato yam S:heen-kukulala, java-ala, katu-kukulala, kukulala T:siru-valli

D.koyamae Jayasuriya S:gonala, kahata-gonala, kiri-gonala

D.oppositifolia var. dukhunensis Prain & Burkill  [Dioscorea intermedia Thw.] S:gonala var. oppositifolia  S:hiritala, kitala, viala

D.pentaphylla L. S:katu-ala, katuwala-ala T.allai

D.spicata Roth S:gonala

D.tomentosa Koenig ex Spreng. S:uyala

D.trimenii Prain & Burkill S:dahiya-ala

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA

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