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

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual climber 2-6 ft. high, with rather weak development
Vegetative Multiplication Bulbils
Bulbils small, grey-brown, reduced to a single bud, rarely two, 4-16 mm. falling off very easily and consequently seldom seen in herbarium specimens
Vegetative Multiplication Tubers
Tubers slender, deeply rooted in savanna or in rocky places in forest.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo

Dioscorea togoensis R.Knuth appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Warnecke [250], Togo K000098380 isotype
Warnecke [250], Togo K000098381 holotype
Deighton, F.C. [1780], Sierra Leone K000809819
Thomas, N.W. [1707], Sierra Leone K000809827
Thomas, N.W. [2395], Sierra Leone K001145908
Thomas, N.W. [3613], Sierra Leone K001145913
Irvine, F.R. [1441], Ghana K001145924
Hall, J.B. [GC 46101] K001145926
Jongkind, C.C.H. [1282], Ghana K000809832
Baldwin, J.T.Jr. [9818], French Guiana K001145914
Deighton, F.C. [1340], Sierra Leone K000809817
Thomas, N.W. [2645], Sierra Leone K001145911
Glanville, R.R. [1426], Sierra Leone K000809816
Geerling, C. [596] K000809830
Dawe, M.T. [12], Gambia K001145920
Dawe, M.T. [69], Gambia K001145921
Barter, C. [s.n.], Nigeria K001145929
Thomas, N.W. [1719], Sierra Leone K001145904
Deighton, F.C. [1780], Sierra Leone K000809820
Ern, H. [225], Togo K000809837
Hiepko, P. [284], Togo K000809835
s.coll [MG 711], Nigeria K000809833
Deighton, F.C. [1345], Sierra Leone K000809818
s.coll [1408], Sierra Leone K000809815
Thomas, N.W. [1761], Sierra Leone K001145909
Burkill, I.H. [10] K001145905
Irvine, F.R. [1441], Ghana K001145925
Thomas, N.W. [3383], Sierra Leone K001145912
Jordan, H.D. [123], Sierra Leone K001145915
Hall [GC 46118], Ghana K001145922
Thomas, N.W. [1639], Sierra Leone K000809826
Thomas, N.W. [3212], Sierra Leone K001145906
Thomas, N.W. [4390], Sierra Leone K000809821
Thomas, N.W. [4686], Sierra Leone K000809828
Thomas, N.W. [2408], Sierra Leone K000809822
Raimundo, A.R.F. [114], Guinea-Bissau K000809825
Hiepko, P. [287], Togo K000809836
Hall [GC 46118], Ghana K001145923
Irvine, F.R. [2554] K001145927
Thomas, N.W. [3679], Sierra Leone K001145910
Dawe, M.T. [12], Gambia K001145919
Deighton, F.C. [2110], Sierra Leone K001145907
Boughey, A.S. [14692], Côte d'Ivoire K000809831
Gledhill, D. [230], Sierra Leone K000809829
Hall, J.B. [GC 46101] K001145928
Thomas, N.W. [3167], Sierra Leone K000809823
Breteler, F.J. [7180], Togo K000809834
Pereira, J.A. [2051], Guinea-Bissau K000809824

First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 43: 299 (1924)

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.
  • 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.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chevalier in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris 8: 547 (1936).
  • in Engl., Pflanzenr. Dioscoreac. 4, 43: 299 (1924)

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.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

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