Dioscorea hamiltonii

Dioscorea hamiltonii is a species of Dioscorea native to southern China, Taiwan, northern Indochina (Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar) and the Himalayas (Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Assam).[1][2][3][4]

Dioscorea hamiltonii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Dioscoreales
Family: Dioscoreaceae
Genus: Dioscorea
D. hamiltonii
Binomial name
Dioscorea hamiltonii
  • Dioscorea persimilis Prain & Burkill
  • Dioscorea persimilis var. pubescens C.T.Ting & M.C.Chang
  • Dioscorea persimilis var. wukangensis'' Hand.-Mazz.
  • Dioscorea raishaensis Hayata

Dioscorea hamiltonii is used as an ingredient in a type of chè: chè củ mài.


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Flora of China, Vol. 24 Page 295, 褐苞薯蓣 he bao shu yu, Dioscorea persimilis Prain & Burkill, J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal. 4: 454. 1908.
  3. ^ Samanta, A.K. (2006). The genus Dioscorea L. in Darjeeling and Sikkim Himalayas - a census. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 30: 555-563.
  4. ^ Wilkin, P. & Thapyai, C. (2009). Flora of Thailand 10(1): 1-140. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.