African Plant Database

Dioscorea gribinguiensis Baudon
Protologue : Ann. Inst. Bot.-Géol. Colon. Marseille, sér. 3 1: 241 (1913)
Information on the genus : Dioscorea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stem cylindric, slender, woody with rare spines; tuber thin, tough, 30 cm long at least; leaves lanceolate, 9-10x3 cm, base slightly cordate, apex acuminate, petiole 3,5 cm long; male flowers solitary, spaced, sessile, tepals with rounded lobes; female inflorescence axillary, erect, 4-5 cm long; unripe capsule 2 cm long, stipe 6 mm long, 14 mm wide.
Ecology : Ecology unknown.
  ? Only known from 2 collections: Centr. Afr. Rep., Les M’bres, Baudon 1822, 1911; Cameroon, Betaré Oya, Jacques-Félix 4591, ante 1947.
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Record n°11253
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