The above task has been made very difficult due to the
inconsistencies in the botanical nomenclature of Dioscorea. For
example, to name just a few, the species D. aculeata, D.
opposita, D. sativa, D. triphylla etc. have been named by various
authors disagreeing with each other. The common names based on those
binomials alone without any regard to the authority names cannot be
very reliable. In fact they are even less reliable than is usually the
case. We welcome any feedback as no doubt many errors are currently
included in the above records.