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20a. Dioscorea esculenta var. esculenta

甘薯 (原变种) gan shu (yuan bian zhong)

Description from Flora of China

Oncus esculentus Loureiro, Fl. Cochinch. 1: 194. 1790; Dioscorea esculenta var. fasciculata (Roxburgh) R. Knuth; D. fasciculata Roxburgh.

Plants without thorny roots.

Cultivated. S Guangxi (Bobai Xian, Hepu Xian), Hainan (Ledong Xian) [probably native to Indo-China and S China, but long cultivated in tropical Asia].


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