Dioscorea melanophyma Prain & Burkill, J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 4: 452 1908. (Syn: Dioscorea tenii R.Knuth);

23062014GS2 hebaceous climber for ID from Chakrata-GSJUN04 : 10 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2).
This herbaceous climber was photographed from Chakrata Tiger Fall Road in September 2011, still lying unidentified. Please help in ID.

Mysterious for me too..
I remember taking pics of this from near our place of stay..

Flower is now important to ID. Any Convuvulacea member ?

I think we finally got this pending ID. Dioscorea melanophyma, courtesy … on Indian Flora Facebook, and now I realise that these black structures are bulblets and not fruits. This was ling pending for nearly two and half years.

thanks and congrats for the identity…I think it was so challenging …

A herb of such kind was found by me along VOF trek, this was with flowers/inflorescence and was suggested to be Dioscorea sp. ..
Hopefully I can now find id if I post this again…


This small delicate herb was seen climbing on shrubs in Tiger fall area in Chakrata at altitude of about 1400 m.
The leaves are distant, alternate with usually 3 leaflets, 2-4 cm long, sometimes 4th smaller one on side. petiole almost half the length of leaflets or shorter. Fruit a berry, borne singly in leaf axils??, about 6-8 mm, nearly globose, purplish black.
Help in ID is requested

Dioscorea melanophyma as per another thread.

Yes …

SK351JAN29-2017:ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 26 August 2016
Tertastigma… ???

Please try with Dioscorea in efi.

Dioscorea melanophyma Prain & Burkill (accepted name)  ???

Thanks, …, for tentative Id.
Appears close as per images at Dioscorea melanophyma Prain & Burkill & illustration at http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=60457&flora_id=2


SK357JAN31-2017:ID : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Date : 31 January 2017
Altitude : 7000 ft.
Which Menispermaceae ?

Yes, the photos show a Menispermaceae member (Stephania japonica?) mixed with a dried plant of Dioscorea melanophyma (with bulblets).

Thank you. I thought it is one plant !
efi thread ??


Dioscorea kamoonensis : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I feel the ID is different in the FoI page.
Dioscorea melanophyma ??

Dioscorea melanophyma Prain & Burkill:  7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4) – around 1.5 mb each.
Location: Nagarkot,  Kathmandu
Date: 03 August  2019
Elevation: 2041 m.
Habit : Wild 

nice. is that a cauliflorous bulbet? or a gall… if bulbet there would have been a few more, I should think…

Yes it is bulbet, characteristics of some of the Dioscorea.

so one more task. any larger bulbet forming? photo as a whole and cut up surface if possible???

Not very large bulbet I guess.

Dioscorea melanophyma Prain & Burkill : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 1100 kb each.
Location: Naichal, Gundu, Bhakltapur 
Date: 15 September 2019
Elevation: 1862 m.
Habit : Wild

Attachments (2)- 2 mb each.

Attachments (1) – 5 mb.

Attachments (1) – 5 mb.


Dioscorea melanophyma Prain & Burkill : 5 posts by 1 author. 5 images- 6 to 7 mb each.

Location: Badikhel, Lalitpur
Date: 19 September 2020
Elevation: 1734 m.
Habit : Wild