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

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Climber with stem spiny at least towards the base, 10-15 ft. high
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tubers deep or protected by spiny roots.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Dioscorea sagittifolia Pax appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gerard, P. [3980], Congo, DRC K000809921
Harris, D.J. [1367], Central African Republic K000809920
Daramola, B.O. [253], Nigeria K001145718

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 147 (1892)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 416
  • Knuth in Engl., Pflanzenr. Dioscoreac. 4, 43: 295. (1924)
  • in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 15: 147 (1892)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • Demissew, S. & Nordal, I. (2010). Aloes and other Lilies of Ethiopia and Eritrea, ed, 2: 1-351. Shama Books, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Jones, M. (1991). A checklist of Gambian plants: 1-33. Michael Jones, The Gambia College.

Flora of West Tropical Africa
Flora of West Tropical Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0