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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Rootstock perennial, in age consisting of several horizontally radiating woody arms with a shoot at the outside end, eventually dying back towards the centre to form separate plants; each arm protecting several vertical fleshy tubers about 25 cm. long.
Morphology Stem
Twining stems prickly, up to 10 m. high, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite or occasionally alternate, glabrous; petiole up to 10 cm. long; blade broadly ovate, orbicular or the uppermost reniform, cordate or rounded at the base, shortly acuminate, the lower up to 12 cm. long and 9 cm. broad, the upper 5 cm. long and 6 cm. broad.
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Aerial tubers absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male as 7, D. lecardii. Female as 6, D. odoratissima.
sex Male
Male as 7, D. lecardii.
sex Female
Female as 6, D. odoratissima.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule and seeds not seen.
Habitat
Rain-forest; 1050–1750 m.
Distribution
Senegal and Guinée east to Zaire and south to Gabon and Angola (Cabinda) U2 U3 U4

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial climber with spiny stems 12-30 ft high
Morphology Leaves
Rounded several-nerved leaves
Ecology
Abundant principally on the forest edges.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Dioscorea minutiflora Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 18, 2013 Wieringa [3655], Gabon K000499576
Oct 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9336], Cameroon K000109610
Oct 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1927], Cameroon K000109585
Oct 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [1634], Cameroon K000109582
Oct 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [2368], Cameroon K000109584
Oct 1, 2001 Mackinder, B. [301], Cameroon K000109597
Oct 1, 2001 Etuge, M. [4035], Cameroon K000109609
Oct 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9334], Cameroon K000109611
Oct 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [8923], Cameroon K000109602
Oct 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7103], Cameroon K000109603
Peal, J. [41], Uganda 6436.000
Peal, J. [40], Uganda 7094.000
Deistel [107] K000098386 holotype
Buchholz, Cameroon K000098393 holotype
Tessmann [1034], Cameroon K000098394 holotype
Bonnivair [19] K000098395 Unknown type material
Bonnivair [19] K000098396 Unknown type material
Stuhlmann [2738], Congo K000098397 holotype
Picarda [1283], Haiti K000099332 isotype
unknown [s.n.] K000696822
Bos, J.J. [4814], Cameroon K000809878
Bos, J.J. [4822], Cameroon K000809879
Thomas, N.W. [1715], Sierra Leone K000810000
Glanville, R.R. [1525], Sierra Leone K001146010
Herb Jaeger, P. [8904], Sierra Leone K001146012
Talbot, P.A. [782], Nigeria K001146035
Rudatis [39], Cameroon K001146468
Mann, G. [975], Gabon K001146472
Leemans [135], Congo, DRC K001146480
Herb Callens, H. [3117] K001146487
s.coll [18], Uganda K001147430
Soleman, R. [7568], Tanzania K001147445
Burkill, I.H. [s.n.], Singapore K001150823
Misa, R.H. [RHM 23], Madagascar K001171816
Misa, R.H. [RHM 16], Madagascar K001171817
s.coll [54], Cameroon K001146463
s.coll [19], Uganda K001147432
s.coll [28], Uganda K001147431
Onochie, C.F.A. [34946], Nigeria K000759318
Louis [15585], Congo, DRC K001146488
Louis, J.L.P. [10774], Congo, DRC K001146489
Baldwin, J.T.Jr. [13230], Liberia K001146016
s.coll [19], Tanzania K001147443
Talbot, P.A. [25695A], Nigeria K001146033
Adames, P. [762], Liberia K001146013
s.coll [18], Uganda K001147428
Wilde, J.J.F.E. de [8379], Cameroon K000809880
Tessmann, G. [297], Equatorial Guinea K001146469
Casas, F. [12006], Equatorial Guinea K001145079
Baldwin, J.T.Jr. [13491], Ghana K001146022
s.coll [20], Tanzania K001147444
Thomas, N.W. [4784], Sierra Leone K000809855
Irvine, F.R. [1173], Ghana K000809863
Herb Jaeger, P. [119], Nigeria K001146007
Mann, G. [975], Gabon K001146471
Louis, J.L.P. [552], Congo, DRC K001146476
s.coll [7], Ghana K001146026
Harley, W.J. [669], Liberia K001146017
Bos, J.J. [2431], Liberia K000809860
Carvalho [2452], Equatorial Guinea K001145077
Talbot, P.A. [s.n.], Nigeria K001146032
Adamas, P. [762], Liberia K001146015
Baldwin, J.T.Jr. [14057], Liberia K000759322
s.coll [7897], Kenya K001147437
Casas, F. [11340], Equatorial Guinea K001145078
Darko, K.O. [724], Ghana K000809864
s.coll [s.n.], Angola K001146477
Peal [40], Uganda K000809966
Kimani, Z.J. [219] K001147441
Carvalho [3988], Equatorial Guinea K001145075
s.coll [P2018] K000809967
Louis [11448], Congo, DRC K001146490
Irvine, F.R. [1721], Ghana K001146023
Leemans [[138]], Congo, DRC K001146478
s.coll [s.n.] K001146031
Pyne, C.T. [107], Sierra Leone K001146009
Glover, J.C. [13], Ghana K001146028
Louis [5701], Congo, DRC K001146483
Fay, J.M. [2179], Central African Republic K000809877
s.coll [20115], Nigeria K001146034
Thomas, N.W. [1223], Sierra Leone K000809857
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Liberia K001146020
Sita, P. [4881] K000809883
Mann, G. [1751], Gabon K001146474
Louis, J.L.P. [10774], Congo, DRC K001146491
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Liberia K001146018
Burkill, I.H. [312], Singapore K001150821
Elliot, G.F.S. [4235], Sierra Leone K001146006
Akpabla, G.K. [146] K001146025
Breteler, F.J. [5992], Côte d'Ivoire K000809861
Deighton, F.C. [2774], Sierra Leone K001146005
Linder, D.H. [857], Liberia K000809858
Quigley, F. [71], Ghana K000809866
Glover, J.C. [13], Ghana K001146027
Louis, J.L.P. [10774], Congo, DRC K001146486
Schlieben, H.J. [8037], Madagascar K001148430
Meurillon, A. [576], Cameroon K001146467
Herb Lewalle, J. [410], Burundi K001146485
Wilde, J.J.F.E. de [3265], Côte d'Ivoire K000809862
Whyte, A. [s.n.], Liberia K001146019
s.coll [289], Cameroon K001146464
Leemans [221], Congo, DRC K001146479
Adames, P. [762], Liberia K001146021
Peal [41], Uganda K001147433
s.coll [28], Uganda K001147429
Wright, J. [24058], Kenya K001147439
Carvalho [2114], Equatorial Guinea K001145076
s.coll [1937] K001147435
Hens, F. [174], Congo, DRC K001146475
Louis [5701], Congo, DRC K001146482
Chandler, P. [1937], Uganda K001147436
Burkill, I.H. [312], Singapore K001150822
Cunningham, A.B. [3030], Uganda K001147442
Pyne, C.T. [107], Sierra Leone K001146008
Maitland, T.D. [s.n.], Cameroon K001146466
Bos, J.J. [5286], Cameroon K000809982
Mann, G. [1751], Gabon K001146473
Cummins, H.A. [207] K001146024
Vaillant, A. [398/1], Cameroon K001146465
s.coll [s.n.] K001146029
Thomas, N.W. [3990], Sierra Leone K001146011
Jeffrey, C. [229], Gabon K000809995
s.coll [21500], Kenya K001147440
Hall, J.B. [s.n.] K000809865
Schweinfurth, G.A. [3605], Central African Republic K001146481
Peal [41], Uganda K001147434
Louis [14795], Congo, DRC K000809882
Keay, R.W.J. [28261], Nigeria K001146036
Thomas, N.W. [1782], Sierra Leone K000809854
Thomas, N.W. [757], Sierra Leone K000809856
Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [2200], Côte d'Ivoire K001146014
Harten, A.M.v. [207], Liberia K000809859
Breteler, F.J. [8974], Gabon K000809881
Keay, R.W.J. [28261], Nigeria K001146030
Germain, R.G.A. [7285], Cameroon K001146470
Robyns [842], Congo, DRC K001146484
s.coll [15998], Kenya K001147438

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 7: 332 (1886)

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.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
  • 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.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
  • Velayos, M. & al. (eds.) (2018). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 10: 1-491. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Bot. Jahrb. 15: 146 (1892)
  • Bot. Jahrb. 7: 332 (1886)
  • Burkill in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 15: 389 (1939)
  • Burkill in Proc. Linn. Soc. 151: 57 (1939)
  • Burkill in Proc. Linn. Soc. 159: 77 (1947)
  • De Wildeman in Ann. Mus. Congo 3: 366 (1911-12)
  • F.T.A. 7: 418
  • Knuth in Engl., Pflanzenr. Dioscoreac. 4, 43: 300 (1924)
  • Miège in Rev. Bot. Appliq. 30: 428 (1950)
  • Miège, Contrib. Dioscor. 138 (1952).

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.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia 41: 41-82.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Burkill in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 15: 389 (1939)
  • Burkill in Proc. Linn. Soc. 159: 77 (1947).
  • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 7: 332 (1886).
  • Hutch. & Dalz., Flora of West Tropical Africa 2: 382 (1936).
  • Miège in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3: 153 (1968).
  • Pax in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 15: 146, t. 8 (1892).
  • R. Knuth in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 43: 300 (1924).

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