African Plant Database

Dioscorea pynaertii De Wild.
Protologue : Ann. Mus. Congo Belge. Bot., Ser. 5 3: 366 (1912) 
Information on the genus : Dioscorea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Near D. burkilliana but: tubers in rounded clumps under a woody corm, ellipsoid or digitate-cylindrical, breaking off easily; stem to 15 m long, 1-1,5 cm Ø at base; stipules 2-2,5 cm long; leaves in inflorescences bract-like, 0,45-0,75 cm long, persistant; capsule 2,5-3,5x3-4,5 cm; seeds ellipsoidal. Tubers edible.
Ecology : Fallows; thickets; secondary forests; forest gallery; sandy soils; 200-1400 m alt.
  Ivory Coast ? (fide Nkounkou, Belg. J. Bot., l.c.).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 11276
Record n°11276
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