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Cover for Cassava: origin and history.

This chapter provides information on the origin and domestication of Manihot sp. and the discovery of the crop by western explorers. The present geographical distribution of cassava, mostly in tropical countries, is also discussed.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Sweet potato: origin and history.

This chapter focuses on the origin, domestication history and discovery of sweet potato by western explorers. Information on the present geographical distribution of sweet potatoes is also presented.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Yams: origin and history.

Dioscorea spp. are found throughout the tropics, and different species of edible yams have been domesticated independently in America, Africa, Madagascar, South and South-east Asia, Australia and Melanesia. This chapter focuses on the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aroids: origin and history.

This chapter discusses the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution of aroids. The problems associated with the origin, domestication and spread of taro are also discussed.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section I. Cassava: origin and history.

This chapter covers the domestication, discovery, origin, related species and geographical distribution of cassava.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section II. Sweet potato: origin and history.

This chapter covers the domestication, origin, discovery, and geographical distribution of sweet potato.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section III. Yams: origin and history.

This chapter covers the following aspects of the origin and history of yam (Dioscorea spp.): domestication, discovery of the crop by Western explorers, and geographical distribution.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Section IV. Aroids: origin and history.

This chapter covers the discovery, origin, domestication, and geographical distribution of aroids (mainly Alocasia macrorrhiza, Amorphophallus campanulatus, Colocasia esculenta, Cyrtosperma merkusii and Xanthosoma sagittifolium).

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934248)
Type
Book chapter