Dioscorea alata

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Synonyms for Dioscorea alata

grown in Australasia and Polynesia for its large root with fine edible white flesh

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Riley CK, Wheatley AO and HN Asemota Isolation and characterization of starches from eight Dioscorea alata cultivars grown in Jamaica.
The principal tuber crops of economic importance in Nigeria include Dioscorea rotundata (white yam), Dioscorea alata (water yam), Xanthosoma sagittifolium (white cocoyam), Colocasia esculenta (red cocoyam), Manihot esculenta (cassava), Ipomea batatas (red sweet potato), Ipomea batatas (white sweet potato) and the Dioscorea dumetorum (domestic and wild trifoliate yam) [21].
These important varieties include Dioscorea rotundata (white yams), Dioscorea cayenensis (yellow yam), Dioscorea alata (water yam), Dioscorea dumetorum (cluster yam), Dioscorea bulbifera (aerial yam) and Dioscorea esculenta (Chinese yam) with first four species being indigenous to Africa [3].
The unsaturation ratio of the wild Dioscorea dumetorum variety is higher than values reported for Dioscorea alata (1.
99g/100g obtained for Dioscorea alata and cassava respectively after a similar period of storage [10].