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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tuber replaced annually, much divided with short or cylindric round-ended root-bearing lobes up to 2.5 cm. in diameter, spreading or descending to ± 30 cm.
Morphology Stem
Twining stems up to 10 m. high, pubescent and beset sparsely or rather densely with prickles.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; petiole up to 20 cm. long, pubescent, usually with a few scattered prickles; leaflets with petiolule up to 10 mm. long, adpressed pubescent, glabrescent above, discolourous and lanate, rarely sparsely hirsute beneath; median leaflet obovoid, acutely acuminate, cuneate or rounded at the base, conspicuously 3-nerved from just above the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Male inflorescence paniculate, the ultimate branches spreading in all directions forming dense subsessile cylindric spikelets up to 15 mm. long, subsessile or on peduncles up to 5 mm. long; bracts broadly ovate, adpressed to the perianth and partly concealing it, densely pubescent; perianth subglobose, glabrous, with the 3 inner segments ± 1 mm. long and the 3 outer considerably smaller and thinner. Stamens 6. Female inflorescence pendulous, spicate, 5–10 cm. long, with the flowers close together at first, the internodes elongating greatly in age; flowers directed downwards; perianth depressed subglobose, ± 2 mm. in diameter, pubescent; lobes subequal. Ovary ± 7 mm. long, densely pubescent.
sex Male
Male inflorescence paniculate, the ultimate branches spreading in all directions forming dense subsessile cylindric spikelets up to 15 mm. long, subsessile or on peduncles up to 5 mm. long; bracts broadly ovate, adpressed to the perianth and partly concealing it, densely pubescent; perianth subglobose, glabrous, with the 3 inner segments ± 1 mm. long and the 3 outer considerably smaller and thinner. Stamens 6.
sex Female
Female inflorescence pendulous, spicate, 5–10 cm. long, with the flowers close together at first, the internodes elongating greatly in age; flowers directed downwards; perianth depressed subglobose, ± 2 mm. in diameter, pubescent; lobes subequal. Ovary ± 7 mm. long, densely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule as fig. 2/3, p. 5, (3–)4(–5) cm. long, rather sparsely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (fig. 2/3a) ± 2 cm. long, with wing on the basal side only.
Habitat
Edges of lowland rain-forest, dry evergreen forest, evergreen bushlands and on termite-hills in Brachystegia woodland, persisting in plantations and in secondary thickets and grasslands; 0–1650 m.
Distribution
Senegal to Ethiopia and south to Angola and Rhodesia, Mozambique and South Africa (Transvaal) K7 T1 T3 T4 T6 T7 T8 U1 U2 U3 U4 Z

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Spiny climber, 9 ft. high
Vegetative Multiplication Bulbils
Rather prickly bulbils
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Annual tubers, several per plant and a common bead, near the soil surface
Note
The species includes more or less poisonous wild varieties as well as cultivated edible varieties with either white or yellow-fleshed tubers.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Jamaica

Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dec 9, 2014 Tessmann, G. [553], Equatorial Guinea K000795013
Sep 1, 2011 Ndjango, J-B. [525], Congo K000683933
Oct 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3711], Cameroon K000109590
Oct 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2494], Cameroon K000109594
Oct 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9288], Cameroon K000109600
Jan 1, 1975 Sihvoner [84], Burkina Faso K000211807
Milne-Redhead, E. [9147 & 9148], Tanzania 15654.000
Wilkin, P. [787], Malawi 59131.000
Wilkin, P. [771], Malawi 59133.000
Wilkin, P. [749], Zimbabwe 59135.000
Welwitsch, F. [4052], Angola K000098502 isosyntype
Melville, F.A. [111] K000795005
Gereau, R.E. [3692], Tanzania K000899952
Deighton, F.C. [4795], Sierra Leone K001145433
Deighton, F.C. [3070], Sierra Leone K001145438
Deighton, F.C. [4886], Sierra Leone K001145440
Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [806 B], Côte d'Ivoire K001145446
Morton, J.K. [A 3419] K001145448
Glover, J.C. [21], Ghana K001145456
White [8] K001145465
s.coll [2], United Kingdom K001145467
Batten-Poole, W.H. [283], Nigeria K001145475
Tuley, P. [1733], Nigeria K001145476
Scholz, U. [293], Togo K001145487
Metzer [K1], Togo K001145488
Johnson, W.H. [s.n.] K001145509
Burkill, I.H. [344], Singapore K001145517
Fay, J.M. [4568], Central African Republic K001146193
Letouzey, R. [6530] K001146197
Latilo, M.G. [28873], Cameroon K001146200
Quintas, F.J.D. [104], Sao Tome and Principe K001146211
Gérard, P. [1592], Congo, DRC K001146223
Gérard, P. [1456], Congo, DRC K001146224
Lebrun [6362], Congo, DRC K001146230
Gérard, P. [1592], Congo, DRC K001146231
Ben, D. van der [1712], Burundi K001146241
Herb Ben, D. van der [1978], Rwanda K001146244
Runyinya, B. [897], Rwanda K001146246
Thomas, A.S. [1952], Uganda K001146831
Purseglove, J.W. [1209], Uganda K001146836
Thomas, A.S. [3889], Uganda K001146838
Maitland, T.D. [909], Uganda K001146847
Griffiths, M.E. [22], Uganda K001146849
Tanner, R. [1938], Tanzania K001146862
Iversen, S.T. [87137], Tanzania K001146866
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9148], Tanzania K001146893
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9147], Tanzania K001146901
Buchanan [184] K001147593
Tawakali, E.J. [122], Malawi K001147597
Pawek, J. [5985], Malawi K001147600
Pawek, J. [7668], Malawi K001147601
Patel, I.H. [1442], Malawi K001147604
Wilkin, P. [787], Malawi K001147610
Richards, H.M. [12306], Zambia K001147642
Richards, H.M. [12306], Zambia K001147643
Richards, M.A.E. [17522], Zambia K001147645
Trapnell, C.G. [1151] K001147672
Richards, H.M. [3600], Zambia K001147673
Richards, M.A.E. [19642], Zambia K001147676
Richards, H.M. [19642], Zambia K001147677
Dalziel, J.M. [99], Nigeria K001145478
Wilkin, P. [704], Zimbabwe K001147632
Maitland, T.D. [909], Uganda K001146846
Letouzey, R. [6270], Cameroon K001146196
Trapnell, C.G. [1151], Zambia K001147634
Okafor, J.C. [59298], Nigeria K001145492
Louis [2201], Congo, DRC K001146217
Eggeling, W.J. [2315], Uganda K001146837
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi K001147572
Pawek, J. [11347], Malawi K001147580
Gillman, H. [1318], Tanzania K001146910
Buchanan, J. [204], Malawi K001147574
Angus, A. [761], Zambia K001147661
Wilkin, P. [704], Zimbabwe K001147633
Fanshawe, D.B. [F1742], Zambia K001147647
Gilbert, M.G. [743], Ethiopia K001146553
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [6034], Cameroon K001146194
Fanshawe, D.B. [F6089], Zambia K001147640
s.coll [12] K001145461
Burkill, I.H. [[345]], Singapore K001145469
s.coll [693A] K001146835
Archbold, M.E. [1133], Tanzania K001146896
s.coll [9158], Sudan K001146828
Faulkner, H.G. [968], Tanzania K001146877
Pirozynski, K.A. [679], Tanzania K001146903
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9148], Tanzania K001146905
Salisbury [7283], Zimbabwe K001147613
s.coll [s.n.], Tanzania K001146904
Johnson, W.H. [s.n.] K001145515
Herb Lewalle, J. [1405], Burundi K001146249
Martin, F.W. [12], Tanzania K001146886
Plowes, D.C.H. [2104], Zimbabwe K001147616
Gossweiler, J. [4854], Angola K001147693
Thomas, A.S. [3715], Uganda K001146834
Thomas, N.W. [1802], Nigeria K001145499
Pirozynski, K.A. [349] K001146881
Harder, D.K. [3919], Zambia K001147689
Buchanan, J. [46], Malawi K001147573
Wilkin, P. [749], Zimbabwe K001147626
Lely, H.V. [P309], Nigeria K001145477
Biegel, H.M. [3672], Zimbabwe K001147658
Bingham, M.G. [10291], Zambia K001147685
s.coll [s.n.], Ghana K001145452
Herb Lewalle, J. [416], Burundi K001146243
Goldsmith, B. [12/64], Zimbabwe K001147654
Ayami, M. [892], Malawi K001147590
Swynnerton, C.F.M. [215], Zimbabwe K001147570
s.coll [585] K001146843
Tanner, R.E.S. [1938], Tanzania K001146861
Fanshawe, D.B. [F684], Zambia K001147660
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001146250
Olorunfemi, J. [55808], Nigeria K001145481
Wilkin, P. [776], Malawi K001147587
Assi, L.A. [8289], Côte d'Ivoire K001145444
Dubois [73], Congo, DRC K001146221
Brummitt, R.K. [9331], Malawi K001147579
Broun, A.F. [1327], Sudan K001146824
Archbold, N.E. [1105], Tanzania K001146871
Cameron, K.J. [s.n.], Malawi K001147577
Festo, L. [2507], Kenya K001146858
Pirozynski, K.A. [349], Tanzania K001146880
Herb Lewalle, J. [3747], Burundi K001146239
Friis, I. [6975], Ethiopia K001146554
Wilkin, P. [754], Zimbabwe K001147624
s.coll [26] K001145505
Salubeni, A.J. [606], Malawi K001147602
Patel, M.P. [55], Sudan K001146819
Robson, N.K.B. [1465], Malawi K001147592
Nuvunga, A. [489], Mozambique K000823578
Glover, J.C. [20], Ghana K001145453
Blackmore, S. [640], Malawi K001147596
Onochie, C.F.A. [35131], Nigeria K001145489
Dawodu, T.B. [218] K001145497
Rensburg, H.J. van [2879], Zambia K001147639
Goldsmith, B. [2/76], Zimbabwe K001147620
Burkill, I.H. [344], Singapore K001145516
Schweinfurth, G.A. [591], Sudan K001146555
Gossweiler, J. [4379], Angola K001147692
Richards, M.A.E. [19586], Zambia K001147662
Onyeachusim [46050], Nigeria K001145500
s.coll [276], Sudan K001146823
Dacremont [262], Congo, DRC K001146213
Elliot, G.F.S. [8596], Malawi K001147576
Chase, N.C. [143], Zimbabwe K001147622
Burkill, I.H. [342], Singapore K001145471
Herb Lewalle, J. [1625], Burundi K001146251
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [7631], Tanzania K001146908
Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [806 A], Côte d'Ivoire K001145445
Patel, I.H. [476], Malawi K001147598
Schnell [7612], Guinea K001145432
s.coll [693], Uganda K001146913
s.coll [803], Tanzania K001146897
Akpabla, G.K. [176] K001145449
Tanner, R. [4795], Tanzania K001146875
s.coll [4469], Mozambique K001147571
Richards, H.M. [17076], Zambia K001147637
Metzer [K1], Togo K001145485
Letouzey, R. [2364] K001146203
s.coll [26], Nigeria K001145501
Faulkner, H.G. [968], Tanzania K001146876
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [7631], Tanzania K001146909
s.coll [20] K001146914
Wilkin, P. [776], Malawi K001147583
Lewalle [3747], Burundi K001146240
Semsei, S.R. [2746], Tanzania K001146873
Trapnell, C.G. [1432], Zambia K001147682
Chevalier, A.J.B. [6266bis], Central African Republic K001146192
Compère, P. [1444], Congo, DRC K001146215
s.coll [6] K001145463
Wilkin, P. [749], Zimbabwe K001147627
Oladoyinbo, A. [24253], Nigeria K001145493
Tanner, R. [5584B], Tanzania K001146859
Trapnell, C.G. [1151], Zambia K001147636
Trapnell, C.G. [1392], Zambia K001147680
Corkill [s.n.], Sudan K001146818
Michelmore, A.P.G. [1009], Tanzania K001146878
Wilkin, P. [779], Malawi K001147607
Compère, P. [1713], Congo, DRC K001146214
Wood, G.H.S. [185], Uganda K001146842
s.coll [75], Ghana K001145459
Maitland, T.D. [422], Uganda K001146845
s.coll [23] K001145513
Faulkner, H. [K122], Mozambique K000823580
Glover, J.C. [20], Ghana K001145455
Bingham, M.G. [10291], Zambia K001147686
Meel van [680], Congo, DRC K001146227
Andrews, F.W. [1719], Sudan K001146821
s.coll [693] K001146839
Rensburg, H.J. van [KBS2817], Zambia K001147665
Okafor, J.C. [59298], Nigeria K001145490
Johnson, W.H. [s.n.] K001145508
Herb Lewalle, J. [416], Burundi K001146242
Mavi, S. [96], Zimbabwe K001147619
Fanshawe, D.B. [F684], Zambia K001147669
Burkill, I.H. [342], Singapore K001145472
s.coll [2581] K001145450
s.coll [24] K001145503
Trapnell, C.G. [1151], Zambia K001147635
Richards, M.A.E. [10865], Zambia K001147649
Latilo, M.G. [28873], Cameroon K001146201
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9147A], Tanzania K001146906
Hancock [1135], Uganda K001146833
Ern, H. [443], Togo K001145486
Preuss [1385], Cameroon K001146199
Ash, J. [3075], Ethiopia K001146552
Sanogo, S. [MSSSLS 1648], Mali K001145473
Devred, R. [486], Congo, DRC K001146212
s.coll [545/o [?]], Tanzania K001146885
Carvalho [6408], Equatorial Guinea K001146207
Robertson, S.A. [3632], Kenya K001146855
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9148], Tanzania K001146895
White, F. [1817], Zambia K001147659
Hepper, F.N. [7983], Côte d'Ivoire K001145447
Thomas, A.S. [36], Ghana K001145454
Noter, R. de [s.n.], China K001146252
Wood, G.H.S. [185], Uganda K001146841
Bingham, M.G. [10474], Zambia K001147687
Keay, R.W.J. [22878], Nigeria K001145482
Wilkin, P. [780], Malawi K001147589
Fanshawe, D.B. [F6090], Zambia K001147674
Richards, H.M. [18758A], Zambia K001147655
Groenendijk, E.M.C. [988], Mozambique K000823579
Sheil, D. [1502], Uganda K001146850
Richards, H.M. [10865], Zambia K001147648
Fay, J.M. [1749], Central African Republic K001146191
Tanner, R. [5375], Tanzania K001146860
Bingham, M.G. [10447], Zambia K001147666
Burkill, I.H. [345], Singapore K001145470
Raynal, R. [20769], Rwanda K001146245
s.coll [s.n.] K001146253
Semsei, S.R. [654], Tanzania K001146911
Wilkin, P. [780], Malawi K001147578
Gossweiler [13561], Angola K001147690
Thomas, N.W. [802], Nigeria K001145495
s.coll [s.n.] K001146210
Wilkin, P. [771], Malawi K001147605
Pawek, J. [8597], Malawi K001147581
Wilkin, P. [753], Zimbabwe K001147629
Oladoyinbo, A. [24253], Nigeria K001145498
Dalziel, J.M. [226], Nigeria K001145479
Trapnell, C.G. [1151] K001147671
s.coll [25], Nigeria K001145511
Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [754], Côte d'Ivoire K001145443
s.coll [24], Nigeria K001145514
Wilkin, P. [776], Malawi K001147584
Deighton, F.C. [4795], Sierra Leone K001145435
Andrews, F.W. [584], Sudan K001146826
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9147], Tanzania K001146900
Pawek, J. [4060], Malawi K001147599
Trapnell, C.G. [1432], Zambia K001147684
Kirk, J. [43], Malawi K001147591
Biegel, H.M. [3672], Zimbabwe K001147617
s.coll [36] K001147567
Kirika, P. [4/17/2008], Kenya K001146853
s.coll [6] K001145462
Hodge, W.H. [A-119], Zambia K001147679
Faulkner, H.G. [968], Tanzania K001146863
Rutherford-Smith, R.O.B. [345], Zimbabwe K001147623
s.coll [s.n.], Equatorial Guinea K000795003
Burkill, I.H. [344], Singapore K001145468
Wilkin, P. [704], Zimbabwe K001147631
Wilkin, P. [753], Zimbabwe K001147630
Sanogo, S. [MSSSLS 1648], Mali K001145474
Greenway, P.J. [1945], Tanzania K001146868
Lawlor. D.W. [480], Nigeria K001145491
Harder, D.K. [3919], Zambia K001147688
Masens, B. [386], Congo, DRC K001146232
Robertson, S.A. [5392], Kenya K001146851
Wilkin, P. [749], Zimbabwe K001147628
Suleiman, H.O. [175], Tanzania K001146874
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9147], Tanzania K001146898
Glass, J. [WINP761], United Kingdom K001147606
Myers, J.G. [9158], Sudan K001146820
s.coll [24] K001145502
Michelmore [1009], Tanzania K001146879
Herb Bot. Ag. Uganda [585], Uganda K001146844
Morze, G. [253], Zambia K001147646
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [5801], Cameroon K001146205
Fanshawe, D.B. [F2939], Zambia K001147663
Simon, B.K. [1488], Zambia K001147670
Gossweiler, J. [4837], Angola K001147696
s.coll [25] K001145507
Ash, J. [3075], Ethiopia K001146551
Richards, H.M. [7432], Zambia K001147653
Etuge, M. [344], Cameroon K001146204
Dacremont [417], Congo, DRC K001146220
Andrews, F.W. [1719], Sudan K001146822
Schlieben, H.J. [6078], Tanzania K001146912
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9148], Tanzania K001146892
Richards, H.M. [18758], Zambia K001147675
Swynnerton, C.F.M. [215] K000823581
Wilkin, P. [786], Malawi K001147588
Rensburg, H.J. van [KBS2816], Zambia K001147664
Dacremont [417], Congo, DRC K001146219
Semsei, S.R. [1517], Tanzania K001146884
Brummitt, R.K. [8785], Malawi K001147575
Greenway, P.J. [6685], Tanzania K001146867
Lebrun [6362], Congo, DRC K001146229
s.coll [12] K001145460
s.coll [108] K001145494
Reekmans, M. [7474], Burundi K001146234
Barter, C. [s.n.], Nigeria K001145480
Stolz, A.F. [818], Tanzania K001146890
Mambo, P. [6], Cameroon K001146198
Carvalho [6408], Equatorial Guinea K001146208
Magogo, F. [1062], Kenya K001146857
Lebrun, J. [3153], Congo, DRC K001146228
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], United Kingdom K001145466
Daramola, B.O. [296], Nigeria K001145483
s.coll [7283], Zimbabwe K001147612
Gérard, P. [345], Congo, DRC K001146222
Wild, H. [1632], Zimbabwe K001147614
Bingham, M.G. [10447], Zambia K001147667
Masens, B. [386], Congo, DRC K001146233
Hall, J.B. [CC 504] K001145457
Wilkin, P. [776], Malawi K001147585
Fries, T.C.E. [3341], Zimbabwe K001147618
Deighton, F.C. [4795], Sierra Leone K001145436
Sillitoe, F. [276], Sudan K001146825
Thomas, A.S. [1952], Uganda K001146832
Richards, H.M. [19031], Zambia K001147650
Louis [58], Congo, DRC K001146216
Klaine, R.P. [3050], Gabon K001146209
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9147], Tanzania K001146899
Trapnell, C.G. [1392], Zambia K001147681
Assi, L.A. [8289], Côte d'Ivoire K001145442
Schweinfurth, G.A. [589], Sudan K001146830
Someren, van [7175], Kenya K001146852
Mhoro, B. [352], Tanzania K001146887
Semsei, S.R. [3006], Tanzania K001146872
Wrigley, T.C. [253] K000795004
Johnson, W.H. [482] K001145451
Breteler, F.J. [605], Cameroon K001146195
s.coll [23], Nigeria K001145512
White, F. [3599], Zambia K001147656
Deighton, F.C. [2765], Sierra Leone K001145437
Friis, I. [12661], Ethiopia K001146829
Reekmans, M. [7611], Burundi K001146238
s.coll [4] K001145464
Ruffo, C.K. [226], Tanzania K001146870
Patel, I.H. [2011], Malawi K001147603
Chevalier, A.J.B. [24362], Burkina Faso K000211808
Wilkin, P. [787], Malawi K001147609
Chase, N.C. [1537], Zimbabwe K001147621
Greenway, P.J. [1945], Tanzania K001146864
Swynnerton, C.F.M. [215], Zimbabwe K001147569
Richards, H.M. [17078], Zambia K001147638
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [735], Zambia K001147657
Schmidt, H.H. [2489], Zambia K001147668
Trapnell, C.G. [1432], Zambia K001147683
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9147], Tanzania K001146902
Wilkin, P. [754], Zimbabwe K001147625
Morton, J.K. [4624], Sierra Leone K001145441
Schlieben, H.J. [2023], Tanzania K001146883
Aweke, G. [906], Ethiopia K001146556
Dümmer, R.A. [2654], Uganda K001146848
Louis [2201], Congo, DRC K001146218
Sigara [177], Tanzania K001146882
Lebrun, J. [3030], Congo, DRC K001146226
Herb Lewalle, J. [3739], Burundi K001146247
Schweinfurth, G.A. [3779], Sudan K001146827
Wilkin, P. [787], Malawi K001147611
s.coll [24] K001145506
Lewalle, J. [2818], Burundi K001146237
Gossweiler, J. [4854], Angola K001147694
Donis, C. [1842] K001146225
s.coll [26] K001145504
Robertson, S.A. [5391], Kenya K001146856
Stolz, A.F. [1927], Tanzania K001146889
Johnson, W.H. [s.n.] K001145510
Thomas, N.W. [4358], Sierra Leone K001145434
Wilkin, P. [771], Malawi K001147582
Robson, N.K.B. [1465A], Malawi K001147595
Gossweiler, J. [4837], Angola K001147695
Wild, H. [1632], Zimbabwe K001147615
Kirk [s.n.], Mozambique K001147568
Gossweiler [9275], Angola K001147691
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9147A], Tanzania K001146907
Reekmans, M. [6281], Burundi K001146236
Synnott, T.J. [625], Uganda K001146840
Wilkin, P. [761], United Kingdom K001150805
Bos, J.J. [6878], Cameroon K001146206
Kirika, P. [4/17/2008], Kenya K001146854
Wilkin, P. [776], Malawi K001147586
Ern, H. [1541], Togo K001145484
Faulkner, H.G. [4228], Tanzania K001146865
Breteler, F.J. [1459], Cameroon K001146202
Thomas, N.W. [2360], Sierra Leone K001145439
Hambler, D.J. [672], Nigeria K001145496
Friis, I. [13385], Ethiopia K001146550
Back, G. [159], Zambia K001147644
Milne-Redhead, E.W.B.H. [9148], Tanzania K001146894
Herb Lewalle, J. [1405A], Burundi K001146235
Wilkin, P. [780], Malawi K001147608
Trapnell, C.G. [1382], Zambia K001147678
Deighton, F.C. [704], Ghana K001145458
Robson, N.K.B. [1465A], Malawi K001147594

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