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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
The largest West African yam attaining a considerable size, 75-100 ft. in length annually from perennial tubers which become enormous reaching or exceeding 110 lbs
Morphology Roots
Protective roots spiny
Ecology
In forest.

Native to:

Benin, Central African Repu, Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo, Zaïre

Dioscorea mangenotiana J.Miège appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dawodu, T.B. [115] K001145989
Talbot, P.A. [727], Nigeria K001145990
Wit, P. [33], Nigeria K001145991
Baquar, S.R. [150], Nigeria K001150818
Quigley, F. [67], Ghana K001145987
Olorunfemi [71104], Nigeria K001145994
Hall [46163], Ghana K001145988
Dinklage, M.J. [3045], Liberia K001145979
Linder, D.H. [344], Liberia K001145980
s.coll [3045], Liberia K001145981
Wit, P. [33], Nigeria K001145992
Johnson, W.H. [1095 [?]], Ghana K001145986
s.coll [s.n.] K001145985
Adam, J.G. [21359], Liberia K001145983
Carder [s.n.], Liberia K001145982
Wit, P. [119], Nigeria K001145993
Adam, J.G. [25623], Liberia K001145984
Herb Jaeger, P. [4450], Côte d'Ivoire K001145978

First published in Bull. Inst. Fondam. Afrique Noire, Sér. A, Sci. Nat. 20: 40 (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.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • 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.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

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.
  • Berhaut, J. (1988). Flore illustrée du Sénégal 9: 1-522. Gouvernement du Sénégal, Ministère du développement rural direction des eaux et forêta, Dakar.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

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