African Plant Database

Dioscorea knuthiana De Wild.
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État 4: 354 (1914)
Information on the genus : Dioscorea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : (Easily) distinguished from D. quartiniana in male flowering material: inflorescences laxer and rachis exposed, pedicels stout and longer, held patent to rachis at anthesis, presence of 2 floral bracts per flower, flowers with 3 stamens and 3 staminodes (as in D. hirtiflora); female flowering material difficult to differentiate from D. quartiniana, but in fruit the capsule of D. knuthiana is wider (1,8-2 cm) and apex acute. Tuber unknown.
Ecology : Hills (S of the River Congo); manioc plantation; forest; c. 2100 m alt.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 11230
Record n°11230
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