Dioscorea glabra Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 1832 3: 804 1832. (Syn: Dioscorea glabra var. hastifolia Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea glabra var. longifolia Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea glabra var. vera Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea hongkongensis Uline ex R.Knuth; Dioscorea nummularia Roxb.; Dioscorea oryzetorum var. latifolia Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea oryzetorum var. mediifolia Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea siamensis R.Knuth);
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This climber was photographed in Nov. 2008 at Mizoram. These are the only photographs available with me.
This climber reminded me of Dioscorea pentaphylla which we see in Sahyadri ranges…
Date / Time: 12th Nov. / 09:30AM
plant habit: Climber
Hopefully this can be Dioscorea pentaphylla is the leaves are palmately compound with 5 leaflets !!
No! This is not D. pentaphylla!
Looks like D. oppositifolia.
D. oppositifolia is a good choice but can confirm as the leaf orientation is not visible.
Thanks … One of my friend has suggested Dioscorea glabra. Requesting you to have a look at following links (Description & illustration).
The Plant List e-monocot Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal (syn. as Dioscorea crepitans Buch.-Ham. ex Wall.) Flora of China FoC illustration India Biodiversity Portal GBIF
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