African Plant Database

Dioscorea claessensii De Wild.
Information on the genus : Dioscorea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb some meters tall; tuber unknown; stems terete, scabrous, unarmed, 2-3 mm ; leaves opposite, simple, without stipules; petiole unarmed, terete, 3-5 cm long; blade broadly elliptic to suborbicular, 9-12x7-9 cm, 5-nerved, base rounded to cordate, apex abruptly acuminate-glandular; male flowers unknown.
Ecology : Secondary forest. Known from the type (Claessens 389) collected in 1910 in Zaire, Katako Kombe (325Sx2425E), and also from Cameroon (Zenker 723, collected in 1895), Yaounde (351Nx1131E).
  Near D. smilacifolia, D. minutiflora.
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
carte afrique num 11246
Record n°11246
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