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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Dioscoreaceae, J. Miège. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Climber with spiny annual stems 18-25 ft. high from perennial fibrous tubers protected by a woody rootstock, stellate in growth
Morphology Leaves
Acarodomatia (swellings used by mites) are always present at the base of the lamina
Ecology
Forest species.

Native to:

Benin, Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone

Dioscorea burkilliana J.Miège appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1999 Wilks, C.M. [958], Gabon K001171679
Thomas, N.W. [1043], Sierra Leone K001146037
Thomas, N.W. [591], Sierra Leone K001146038
Thomas, N.W. [722], Sierra Leone K001146039
Thomas, N.W. [1001], Sierra Leone K000809789
Breteler, F.J. [6390], Gabon K000809792
Fay, J.M. [8497], Central African Republic K000809791
Quigley, F. [50], Ghana K000809790
Harris, D.J. [1441], Central African Republic K001146492

First published in Bull. Inst. Fondam. Afrique Noire, Sér. A, Sci. Nat. 20: 48 (1958)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Govaerts, R., Wilkin, P. & Saunders, R.M.K. (2007). World Checklist of Dioscoreales. Yams and their allies: 1-65. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • in Bull. I.F.A.N., sér. A, 20: 39 (1958).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

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