African Plant Database

Dioscorea kituiensis Wilkin & Muasya
Protologue : Syst. Bot. 34(4): 653 (2009)
Information on the genus : Dioscorea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Near D. gillettii but: leaf apex usually rounded, with an abruptly differentiated broadly deltoid acumen; male flower: at least 2 flowers in each cymule open simultaneously, tepals spreading to ascending even before anthesis; male inflorescence cymule branches always present between at least the first 3 flowers; male flower pedicel 1,1-3,8 mm, usually linear, swollen only immediately under flower torus; tepals dark purple to dark brown-purple with pale green margin at apex, 1,3-2,1x0,6-1,1 mm; pollen different also (see Syst. Bot. 34: 654, 2009). Seeds wingless.
Ecology : Steep or rocky areas with Euphorbia, Acacia or Commiphora woodland; Acacia, Commiphora bushland; Acacia, Combretum wooded grassland; Acacia, Adansonia, Delonix woodland; red lateritic soil; 450-1000 m alt.
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carte afrique num 220718
Record n°220718 created 2010-01-14
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