Dioscorea quartiniana Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Dioscorea quartiniana

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Dioscorea quartiniana

Photo: Bart Wursten

Dioscorea quartiniana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyahokwe Hill, Nyanga

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Synonyms: Dioscorea excisa R. Knuth
Dioscorea forbesii Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Slender perennial climber. Stems wiry, softly hairy. Leaves digitately compound with 5 leaflets, tapering into a thread-like tip. Lfe blades usually folded upwards along the midrib. Flowers in pendulous spikes, ivory-white.
Derivation of specific name: quartiniana: named after Richard Quartin-Dillon, botanist
Habitat: In thickets and woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Subsaharan Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 August 2013

Milne-Redhead, E. (1975). Dioscoreaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 23 - 25.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 108 - 109. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 79.

Wilkin, P. (2009). Dioscoreaceae Flora Zambesiaca 12(2) Pages 131 - 133. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dioscorea quartiniana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115430, retrieved 27 May 2016

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