Dioscorea quartiniana Hochst. ex A. Rich.

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Dioscorea quartiniana

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B8 to Ngoma

Dioscorea quartiniana

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Road from Katima Mulilo to Zambian border, sideroad

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Synonyms: Dioscorea apiculata De Wild.
Dioscorea beccariana Martelli
Dioscorea crinita Hook. f.
Dioscorea dinteri Schinz
Dioscorea excisa R. Knuth
Dioscorea forbesii Baker
Dioscorea schliebenii R. Knuth
Dioscorea stuhlmannii Harms
Common names:
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.
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Subsaharan Africa.
Growth form(s): Climber.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 1 March 2018

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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. as Dioscorea quartiniana var. quartiniana

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.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 97. (Includes a picture).

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

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Flora of Botswana: Dioscorea quartiniana
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Flora of Malawi: Dioscorea quartiniana
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Flora of Zambia: Dioscorea quartiniana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dioscorea quartiniana

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dioscorea quartiniana
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Wikipedia: Dioscorea quartiniana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Dioscorea quartiniana.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=115430, retrieved 14 July 2024

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