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Table 1 Sheko and Bench folk classification of yams at and above the species level

From: Indigenous biosystematics of yams (Dioscorea spp.) in Southwest Ethiopia: folk taxonomy, ethnolinguistic analysis, and folk descriptors

Scientific name References Context Folk generic names
Sheko Bench
Dioscorea alata Present study, [10,11,12] Cultivated Kachi Boyye/Kachi
Dioscorea bulbifera Present study, [10,11,12] Wild Karka-Ama Balakay-Oake
  Cultivated Ama Oake
Dioscorea cayenensis complex Present study, [10,11,12, 27, 28] Wild Karka-Kachi Shah-boy (Karckabat)
Cultivated Kachi Boyye/Kachi
Manihot esculenta Present study Cultivated Enchet-kachi Enchet-kachi