Dioscorea asteriscus Burkill

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Status: Native
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Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 90.

Milne-Redhead, E. (1975). Dioscoreaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Page 9.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 121.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 184.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 96.

Wilkin, P. (2009). Dioscoreaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 116 - 117. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Botswana: Dioscorea asteriscus
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dioscorea asteriscus
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dioscorea asteriscus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dioscorea asteriscus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Dioscorea asteriscus
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Ispot Southern Africa: Dioscorea asteriscus
JSTOR Plant Science: Dioscorea asteriscus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dioscorea asteriscus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dioscorea asteriscus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dioscorea asteriscus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dioscorea asteriscus
Tropicos: Dioscorea asteriscus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dioscorea asteriscus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115360, retrieved 18 December 2017

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