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Vernacular names of plants within the Subfamily Dioscoreoideae

Preuss' dioscorea
cinnamon vine
mata gallina

Hierarchical position of the Subfamily Dioscoreoideae

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Liliopsida Brongn.
pub. Enum. Pl. Mus. Paris: xv, 17. 12 Aug 1843.
common name: Monocots
   Subclassis  Liliidae J.H. Schaffn.
pub. Ohio Naturalist 11: 413. Dec 1911.
   SuperOrdo  Lilianae Takht.
pub. Sist. Filog. Cvetk. Rast.: 473. Jan-Mar 1967.
   Ordo  Dioscoreales Hook.f.
pub. 1876
   Familia  Dioscoreaceae R. Br.
pub. Prodr.: 294. 27 Mar 1810, nom. cons.
common name: Yams
   Subfamilia  Dioscoreoideae (R. Br.) Arn.
pub. Encycl. Brit., ed. 7, 5: 134. 9 Mar 1832.

Named members of the Subfamily Dioscoreoideae

   Tribus  Dioscoreeae Bernh.
pub. Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot., s�r. 2, 18: 308. Nov 1842.
   Genus  Dioscorea L.
pub. (1753)
common name: yam

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.

For an index to other topics see

   Plant subfamilies



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