Dioscorea sylvatica Eckl.
  • S. African Quart. J.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dioscorea sylvatica Eckl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000395752. Accessed on: 21 Sep 2020'

Morphology

Perennial with large, lobed tuber sometimes partly exposed, with corky armour, stems twisting to the left, to 6 m. Leaves heart-shaped to sagittate. Male flowers in ± erect racemes, female flowers in nodding spikes, yellowish green.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
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    • 1
    • ]. 

    Habitat

    Bush or forests.

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    • 1
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    Plettenberg Bay to tropical Africa.

  • Provided by: [B].e-Flora of South Africa
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

      Bibliography

    • 1 Manning, JC; Goldblatt, P. 2012. Dioscoreaceae. 96 - 96. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.
    • 2 S. African Quart. J.

     Information From

    Dioscoreaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • B All Rights Reserved
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    https://www.iucn.org/
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
    • D All Rights Reserved
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • E See IUCN Terms and conditions of use http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use