Dioscorea membranacea Pierre ex Prain & Burkill

Dioscorea membranacea Pierre ex Prain & Burkill, J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 10: 13 (1914). 

Dioscorea membranacea
Dioscorea membranacea Pierre ex Prain & Burkill, Photo by Quy Dương Doan

The native range of this species is Indo-China to Peninsula Malaysia. It is a climbing rhizomatous geophyte and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Vietnamese name: 

Từ mỏng, Nần gừng ba thuỳ, Mài gừng lá xẻ

Latin name: 

Dioscorea membranacea Pierre ex Prain & Burk.




Snake bites. The rhizome is the raw material to extract diosgenin for use in the pharmaceutical industry.


Son La (Moc Chau), Gia Lai, Ba Ria, Vung Tau, An Giang. The tree grows naturally, a rare species included in the Vietnam Red Book. Classification framework (EN)

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