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  • Both show considerable variation: at the extremes the differences seem clear, but many intermediate forms occur, possibly as a result of hybridisation, and many current workers are grouping the two under the term Dioscorea rotundata/cayenensis complex, and this approach is taken here.

    Chapter 37

  • Yams are not sweetpotatoes Ipomoea batatas, but belong to the genus Dioscorea, which is not even a distant cousin of Ipomoea.

    No Uncertain Terms

  • (Euphorbiaceae), Aloe vaombe (Aloaceae) and lianas such as Dioscorea sp.

    Madagascar succulent woodlands

  • Late varieties, such as Dioscorea alata, may be stored for 5 or

    Chapter 5

  • All estrogen products are chemically synthesized, primarily from an active ingredient called diosgenin, a molecule extracted from the tubers and flowers of various plants including Dioscorea, a wild yam.

    Staness Jonekos: 10 Hormone Therapy Facts Every Woman Should Know

  • • Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) and cramp bark (Viburum opulus) can help regulate cycles and relieve menstrual cramps.

    Eliminate Suffering From PMS In 5 Simple Steps

  • Marker had published various studies on diosgenin, a saponin isolated from a Mexican yam species of the genus Dioscorea, and had discovered how to synthesize the human hormone testosterone and progesterone from diosgenin.

    Did You Know? Birth control pills come from Mexican yams

  • Eight nationally threatened species recorded include Nardostachys grandiflora, Picroehiza kurrooa (VU), Cypripedium elegans, C. himalaicum, Dioscorea deltoidea (VU) and Allium stracheyi (VU).

    Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Park, India

  • Important climbers include Ichnocarpus frutescens, Dioscorea spp.,

    North Western Ghats moist deciduous forests

  • Species like Tropaelun peltophorum, Drymaria weberbaueri, and Dioscorea chancayensi are endemic to the hill formations.

    Sechura desert


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