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This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Ethiopia, Tanzania to Namibia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Dioscoreaceae, E. Milne-Redhead. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

Morphology General Habit
Tubers replaced annually, 4–5, depressed, globose, clustered, up to 10 cm. across.
Morphology Stem
Twining stems up to 15 m. long, trailing down from the tops of trees, densely pubescent when young, glabrescent, beset with prickles.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; petiole up to 27 cm. long, pubescent, usually with a very few scattered prickles; leaflets with petiolule up to 10 mm. long, densely pubescent when young, becoming rather sparsely adpressed pubescent above in age and pubescent mainly on the nerves beneath; median leaflet obovoid to broadly obovoid, up to 24 cm. long and 29 cm. wide, acutely acuminate, cuneate or rounded at the base, conspicuously 3(–5)-nerved from just above the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Male inflorescence paniculate, the ultimate branches spreading in all directions forming dense cylindric spikelets up to 25 mm. long on peduncles up to 15 mm. long; bracts broadly ovate, adpressed to the perianth and partly concealing it, densely pubescent; perianth subglobose, densely pubescent, with the thin inner segments about 1 mm. long and the outer considerably smaller. Stamens 6. Female inflorescence pendulous, spicate; flowers not known.
sex Male
Male inflorescence paniculate, the ultimate branches spreading in all directions forming dense cylindric spikelets up to 25 mm. long on peduncles up to 15 mm. long; bracts broadly ovate, adpressed to the perianth and partly concealing it, densely pubescent; perianth subglobose, densely pubescent, with the thin inner segments about 1 mm. long and the outer considerably smaller. Stamens 6.
sex Female
Female inflorescence pendulous, spicate; flowers not known.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule as in fig. 2/1, p. 5, 5–7 cm. long, 2.5 cm. in diameter, velutinous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (fig. 2/1a) ± 4 cm. long, with wing on basal side only.
Habitat
Sandy lake-shores, sandy ground in Brachystegia woodland, termite-hills and near rock outcrops, persisting in abandoned cultivated ground; 750–1900 m.
Distribution
T4 T5 T7 T8

Native to:

Burundi, Caprivi Strip, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Dioscorea cochleariapiculata De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 2, 1968 Stolz, A. [1716] K000098426 isosyntype
Feb 2, 1968 Stolz, A. [1716] K000098427 isosyntype
Milne-Redhead, E. [9375], Tanzania 15653.000
Richards, M. [109], Zambia 23567.000
Wilkin, P. [773], Malawi 59130.000
Stolz, A. [2366] K000098423 isosyntype
Stolz, A. [2366] K000098424 isosyntype
Stolz, A. [2366] K000098425 isosyntype
Wilkin, P. [785], Malawi K000899953
Reekmans, M. [5532], Burundi K001146271
Burrows, J.E. [10655], Mozambique K001147699
Phillips, E. [934], Malawi K001147703
Wilkin, P. [770], Malawi K001147705
Wilkin, P. [772], Malawi K001147708
Wilkin, P. [773], Malawi K001147709
Trapnell, C.G. [1149], Zambia K001147719
Richards, H.M. [109], Zambia K001147734
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3751], Zambia K001147744
Bullock, A.A. [1227], Zambia K001147745
Fanshawe, D.B. [F8256], Zambia K001147750
Angus, A. [915], Zambia K001147752
Angus, A. [915], Zambia K001147753
Rensburg, H.J. van [KBS1003], Zambia K001147731
Germain, R.G.A. [7019] K001146259
Davison, E. [115370], Zimbabwe K001147769
Lewalle, J. [3747], Burundi K001146257
Drummond, R.B. [5473A], Zimbabwe K001147775
Richards, H.M. [25885], Tanzania K001146929
Trapnell, C.G. [1149] K001147755
Sanane, M. [1443], Zambia K001147765
Drummond, R.B. [5473], Zimbabwe K001147774
Mullenders, W. [2168], Congo, DRC K001146260
Greenway, P.J. [14759], Tanzania K001146932
Wilkin, P. [785], Malawi K001147701
Goyder, D.J. [6118], Mozambique K000787768
Richards, H.M. [13595], Tanzania K001146924
Mullenders, W. [2168], Congo, DRC K001146258
Trapnell, C.G. [1149], Zambia K001147718
Boaler, S.B. [255], Tanzania K001146926
Burtt, B.D. [5473], Tanzania K001146922
Chase [21046], Malawi K001147715
Fanshawe, D.B. [F5047], Zambia K001147764
Angus, A. [3474], Zambia K001147738
Chase, N.C. [7242], Zimbabwe K001147768
Richards, H.M. [12049], Zambia K001147728
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9375], Tanzania K001146934
Martin, J.D. [[587]], Zambia K001147722
Astle, W.L. [857], Zambia K001147756
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3752], Zambia K001147741
Trapnell, C.G. [1149] K001147761
Rensburg, H.J. van [KBS1242], Zambia K001147746
Richards, H.M. [19293], Zambia K001147732
Bullock, A.A. [1227], Zambia K001147733
Pirozynski, K.A. [26], Tanzania K001146919
Richards, H.M. [4058], Zambia K001147725
Trapnell, C.G. [1149] K001147762
Richards, H.M. [3606], Zambia K001147740
Luke, W.R.Q. [9868], Mozambique K001147698
Burrows, J.E. [10987], Mozambique K000738981
Trapnell, C.G. [1149] K001147763
Angus, A. [747], Zambia K001147730
s.coll [2113] K001147758
Davison, E. [115370], Zimbabwe K001147770
Mullenders, W. [2168], Congo, DRC K001146255
Vollesen, K. [4884], Tanzania K001146935
Robinson, E.A. [2488], Zambia K001147735
Reekmans, M. [7298], Burundi K001146270
Herb Malaisse, F. [6724] K001146254
Wilkin, P. [777], Malawi K001147711
Michelmore, A.P.G. [1004], Tanzania K001146930
Richards, M.A.E. [18356], Tanzania K001146928
Fanshawe, D.B. [F5047], Zambia K001147760
Wild, H. [4249], Zimbabwe K001147767
Trapnell, C.G. [1149], Zambia K001147720
Herb Lewalle, J. [3070A], Burundi K001146264
Harder, D.K. [3974], Zambia K001147766
Schmidt, H.H. [1223], Tanzania K001146915
Meller, C.J. [s.n.] K001147700
Angus, A. [915], Zambia K001147751
Reekmans, M. [5532], Burundi K001146265
Wilkin, P. [777], Malawi K001147712
Shabani [1209], Tanzania K001146916
Wilkin, P. [772], Malawi K001147707
Wilkin, P. [777], Malawi K001147713
Pirozynski, K.A. [26], Tanzania K001146920
Trapnell, C.G. [1149], Zambia K001147754
Killick, D.J.B. [3398], South Africa K001148578
Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique K001147697
Robinson, E.A. [6133], Zambia K001147736
Richards, H.M. [13595], Tanzania K001146931
Bullock, A.A. [2525], Tanzania K001146923
Wilkin, P. [772], Malawi K001147706
Boaler, S.B. [350], Tanzania K001146933
Burgham, M.G. [961], Zimbabwe K001147773
Gilbert, M.G. [2913], Ethiopia K001146557
Angus, A. [1556], Zambia K001147757
Eyles, F. [1193], Zimbabwe K001147772
Richards, H.M. [109], Zambia K001147739
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3751], Zambia K001147743
Trapnell, C.G. [1149] K001147717
Wilkin, P. [770], Malawi K001147714
Mutimushi, J.M. [JMM2813], Zambia K001147759
Michel [772], Burkina Faso K001146266
Wilkin, P. [773], Malawi K001147710
Fanshawe, D.B. [F5320], Zambia K001147749
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [3751], Zambia K001147742
Rensburg, H.J. van [KBS1525], Zambia K001147727
Yamada, T. [351], Congo, DRC K001146263
s.coll [15311], Tanzania K001146917
Mullenders, W. [2168] K001146256
Sayalel, P.O. [5131], Tanzania K001146927
Blackmore, S. [44], Malawi K001147704
Trapnell, C.G. [1149] K001147716
Yamada, T. [11], Congo, DRC K001146262
Wilkin, P. [785], Malawi K001147702
Martin, J.D. [371/32], Zambia K001147724
s.coll [1193], Zimbabwe K001147771
Rensburg, H.J. van [KBS2863], Zambia K001147726
Richards, H.M. [16840], Tanzania K001146925
Lewalle, J. [422], Burundi K001146268
Richards, H.M. [12049], Zambia K001147729
Angus, A. [545], Zambia K001147747
Martin, J.D. [381/32], Zambia K001147723
Martin, J.D. [A17/34], Zambia K001147721
Reekmans, M. [7299], Burundi K001146267
Angus, A. [3474], Zambia K001147737
Burtt, B.D. [5473a], Tanzania K001146921
Witte, G.F. de [2976], Congo, DRC K001146261
Fanshawe, D.B. [F7496], Zambia K001147748
Harley, R.M. [9626], Tanzania K001146918
Lewalle [3070A], Burundi K001146269

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 4: 350 (1914)

Accepted by

  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • 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.
  • Timberlake, J.R. & Martins, E.S. (eds.) (2009). Flora Zambesiaca 12(2): 1-208. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Burkill in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 15: 370 (1939).
  • De Wild. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 4: 350 (1914).
  • R. Knuth in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 43: 155 (1924).

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