Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth.
subsp. pedicellata Milne-Redh.

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Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. pedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Entrance Gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. pedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Entrance Gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. pedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Entrance Gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. pedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Entrance Gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. pedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Entrance Gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. pedicellata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Entrance Gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth. var. nyassica Burkill
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Climber, 3-5 m high with unarmed, right-twining annual stems, growing from fleshy cylindric tubers up to 5 cm in diameter. Vegetative parts and inflorescences with stellate hairs most dense on the inflorescences and young vegetative parts. Leaves usually opposite, heart-shaped, not lobed, hairy on the veins, cataphylls and nodal flanges absent. Inflorescences axillary of 1-several pendent spikes. Male flowers subsessile or pedicellate. Capsule 1-2 cm long and up to 3.7 cm wide.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pedicellata pedicellate, referring to longer pedicels of the male flowers in this subspecies.
Habitat: In riverine vegetation, open woodland, wooded grassland and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1700 m
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Southern DRC, Uganda, western Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Caprivi-Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 10 January 2018
Literature:

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. as Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. hirtiflora

Milne-Redhead, E. (1975). Dioscoreaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 16 - 17.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 113. as Dioscorea hirtiflora

Wilkin, P. (2009). Dioscoreaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 125 - 127. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Zambia: Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. pedicellata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dioscorea hirtiflora
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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Dioscorea hirtiflora
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dioscorea hirtiflora
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Dioscorea hirtiflora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dioscorea hirtiflora
Ispot Southern Africa: Dioscorea hirtiflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Dioscorea hirtiflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dioscorea hirtiflora
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Dioscorea hirtiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dioscorea hirtiflora
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dioscorea hirtiflora
Tropicos: Dioscorea hirtiflora


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dioscorea hirtiflora subsp. pedicellata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115410, retrieved 20 January 2018

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