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Dioscorea tomentosa J.König ex Spreng., Pl. Min. Cogn. Pug. 2: 92 1815. (Syn: Helmia tomentosa (J.König ex Spreng.) Kunth);

 


Malayalam Noolamkizhangu, Inckkachil, Chavu, Pindi, Inthikachil, Nuli, Chavankizhangu, Inthi Kachchil, Chavali
Others Nurai
Tamil Shaval Kilangu, Nalvaelikizhangu

 


Stem twining to the left, terete, tomentose. Leaves 3-foliolate, leaflets subequal, to 13 x 10 cm, broadly ovate, oblique at base, abruptly acuminate; petiole 15-18 cm long. Spikes to 30 cm long, densely tomentose, distantly flowered fascicles at nodes on long peduncle. Female flowers sessile; bracts 4 mm long, ovate; tepals 2 x 1 mm, oblong, acute, hairy. Capsule 25 x 15 mm, oblong, tomentose. Male flowers not seen.

Flowering and fruiting: July-December
Semi-evergreen, moist and dry deciduous forests
India and Sri Lanka


 

 

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Dioscorea for id 181010MK2 : Attachments (3). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Kindly help to id this Dioscorea sp. I have not observed its tubers.

Date/Time-

12-09-2010 / 03:00 PM

Location- Place, Altitude, GP

ca.400asl; Dindigul dist; TN

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-

wild

Plant Habit-

twiner

Height/Length-

Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-

ca.10 X 8cm;

Inflorescence Type/ Size-

10-15cm long

Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-

0.3cm across;


This is Dioscorea tomentosa.


 

 

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Climber for ID Pakkamalei, Tamil Nadu NAW-OCT-26 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4).  
Kindly identify this pale green climber photographed in the Pakkamalai Reserve Forest, Tamil Nadu in September 2014.

Pale green leaves with white hair, branches and inflorescence white. 


It seems Cocculus hirsutus (L.) W.Theob. 


Dioscorea tomentosa, perhaps.


Another photograph with leaves having 3 leaflets – points to … identification as Dioscorea tomentosa. Attachments (1).


Yes I understood


 

 
 
 

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