Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Yams Dioscorea alata

Classification

Dioscorea [genus] (3)
alata [species]

Classification

Dioscorea [genus] (3)
alata [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Natural distribution Asia
    Distribution description Native to Asia-tropical.
    Notes on presence status Cultivated.

    Publications

    • Axelrod, F.S. 2015. A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Sint Eustatius. 179 pp.
    • Boldingh, I. 1909. The flora of the Dutch West Indian Islands St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Martin. 321 pp. E.j. Brill., Leiden.
    • Boldingh, I. 1913. Flora voor de Nederlandsch West-Indische eilanden. 450. J.H. de Bussy, Amsterdam - Derde Uitgave van het Van Eedenfonds.
    • Burg, W.J. van der, Freitas, J. de, Debrot, A.O. & Lotz, L.A.P. 2012. Naturalised and invasive alien plant species in the Caribbean Netherlands: status, distribution, threats, priorities and recommendations. 1-82. Plant Research International, Wageningen UR.
    • Howard, R.A. 1979. Monocotyledoneae. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 3: 586. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
    • Mori, S.A., Gracie, C.A. 2007. Flowering Plants. Plants and Lichens of Saba Virtual Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden. [link]
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]