African Plant Database

Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth. subsp. hirtiflora
Protologue : Niger Fl. 537 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Dioscorea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth. (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dioscorea anthropophagorum var. sylvestris A. Chev.
=Dioscorea dusenii Uline
=Dioscorea hirtiflora var. polyantha (Rendle) Burkill
=Dioscorea polyantha Rendle (1899)
=Dioscorea rubiginosa Benth. (1849)
=Dioscorea stellatopilosa var. cordata De Wild.
=*Dioscorea hirtiflora var. trapnellii Burkill
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte, Climber- Ht 3 m. Alt: 850 - 1100 m. Distribution: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 97 (1995).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 67 (1997).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
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