Dioscorea benthamii (Hong Kong)

Dioscorea benthamii Prain & Burkill, J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 4: 448 1908. (syn: Dioscorea tarokoensis Hayata); . SE. China, Taiwan as per POWO; . Dioscorea benthamii Prain & Burkill From Hong Kong: 1 high res. image. Dioscorea benthamii Prain & Burkill Dioscoreaceae Distribution: China       . References: POWO  Catalogue of Life  The Plant […]

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Dioscorea decipiens

Dioscorea decipiens Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 293 1892. (syn: Dioscorea decipiens var. glabrescens C.T.Ting & M.C.Chang); China (Yunnan) to Indo-China: Bangladesh, China South-Central, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam as per POWO; . Fwd: ID No.1112020_1 RD : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1) Please help me to identify this species of Dioscoreaceae. Place: Assam Date: 14/10/20 It looks like Dioscorea decipiens Hook. f. Thanks, …, for the id. Yes appears […]

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Dioscorea pentaphylla ?

For ID22102019RK2-please help in identification : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1) Please help in identification of this. Its a local root consumed in Jharkhand. Local name-Churke Date-15th August, 2018 Place-Village chewo, Godda, Jharkhand Dioscorea pentaphylla L. ? Dioscorea wd. be my guess too.  one of the rangaloo but be careful of toxic alkaloids […]

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Dioscorea alata ?

Dioscorea alata ?;   Validation of images 59,60 300915 Dioscorea . : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2) images of Dioscorea bulbifera found on hill slope of Nasik please validate   It does look like D. bulbifera.  I think more closer to Dioscorea alata L. rather than those at Dioscorea bulbifera L. D. alata leaves are more longer than wide, […]

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Dioscorea hamiltonii

Dioscorea hamiltonii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 294 1892. (syn: Dioscorea persimilis Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea persimilis var. pubescens C.T.Ting & M.C.Chang; Dioscorea persimilis var. wukangensis Hand.-Mazz.; Dioscorea raishaensis Hayata); Images by Mahendra Khyade (placed here by J.M.Garg)       Nepal to Taiwan and Pen. Thailand (as per WCSP)   Climber to at least 10 […]

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Dioscorea wallichii

Dioscorea wallichii Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 6: 295 1892. (Syn: Dioscorea wallichii var. christiei Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea wallichii var. vera Prain & Burkill); India to China (W. Yunnan) and Pen. Malaysia as per WCSP; Stem twining to the right, smooth or scarcely prickly towards the base. Leaves to 12 x 12 cm, orbicular, bluntly […]

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Dioscorea melanophyma

Dioscorea melanophyma Prain & Burkill, J. Proc. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 4: 452 1908. (Syn: Dioscorea tenii R.Knuth); Images by Gurcharan Singh  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 […]

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Dioscorea kamoonensis

Dioscorea kamoonensis Kunth, Enum. Pl. 5: 395 1850. (Syn: Dioscorea bonatiana Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea brevifolia (Prain & Burkill) K.Y.Guan & D.F.Chamb.; Dioscorea dissecta R.Knuth; Dioscorea fargesii Franch.; Dioscorea firma R.Knuth; Dioscorea kamoonensis var. brevifolia Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea kamoonensis var. fargesii (Franch.) Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea kamoonensis var. praecox Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea kamoonensis […]

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Dioscorea deltoidea

Dioscorea deltoidea Wall. ex Griseb., Fl. Bras. 3(1): 43 1842. (Syn: Dioscorea deltoidea var. orbiculata Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea nepalensis (Jacquem. ex Prain & Burkill) Sweet ex Bernardi; Tamus nepalensis Jacquem. ex Prain & Burkill); . ID request-211111-PKA3: These are the long shots of a Climber(?) i had seen at “Dachigam National Park, Srinagar“. These […]

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Dioscorea belophylla

Dioscorea belophylla (Prain) Voigt ex Haines, Forest Fl. Chota Nagpur 530 1910. (Syn: Dioscorea nummularia var. belophylla Prain; Dioscorea sagittata Royle);   spear-leaved dioscorea • Bengali: chupri alu • Hindi: तुरर turar • Kannada: ಕಾದು ಗೆಣಸು kaadu genasu • Marathi: जंगली मटोळ jangli matol, कडु कंद kadu kand, नंद कंद nand kand • Sanskrit: शङ्खालुका sankhaluka; […]

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Dioscorea tomentosa

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 […]

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Dioscorea species

amit uid 1 1392011:  Attaching photo of a climber collected from Chopta, Uttarakhand in Quercus forest at an altitude of about 2900 mts. Please help in identification. Dioscorea is also possibily, although I thought leaves are more rigid like Smilax. At the same time stipule tendrils of Smilax are not visible in the photograph. Perhaps another photograph […]

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Dioscorea pentaphylla

Dioscorea pentaphylla L., Sp. Pl. 1032 1753. (Syn. Botryosicyos pentaphyllus (L.) Hochst.; Dioscorea changjiangensis F.W.Xing & Z.X.Li; Dioscorea codonopsidifolia Kamik.;Dioscorea digitata Mill.; Dioscorea globifera R.Knuth; Dioscorea jacquemontii Hook.f.; Dioscorea kleiniana Kunth; Dioscorea spinosa Burm.;Dioscorea triphylla L. ; Hamatris triphylla (L.) Salisb.; Ubium quadrifarium J.F.Gmel.; Ubium scandens J.St.-Hil.); . dy-oh-SKOR-ee-uh — named for Pedanios Dioscorides, Greek pharmacologist […]

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Dioscorea oppositifolia

Dioscorea oppositifolia L., Sp. Pl. 1033 1753. (syn. Dioscorea opposita Thunb.; Dioscorea oppositifolia var. dukhunensis Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea oppositifolia var. linnaei Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea oppositifolia var. thwaitesii Prain & Burkill); . Bangladesh; East Himalaya; India; Myanmar; Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life; . dy-oh-SKOR-ee-uh — named for Pedanios Dioscorides, Greek pharmacologist … Dave’s […]

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Dioscorea hispida

Dioscorea hispida Dennst., Schlüssel Hortus Malab. 33 1818. (syn. Dioscorea daemona Roxb.; Dioscorea daemona var. reticulata Hook.f.; Dioscorea hirsuta Blume; Dioscorea hispida var. daemona (Roxb.) Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea hispida var. reticulata (Hook.f.) Sanjappa; Dioscorea lunata Roth; Dioscorea mollissima Blume; Dioscorea triphylla var. daemona (Roxb.) Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea triphylla var. mollissima (Blume) Prain & […]

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Dioscorea glabra

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 […]

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Dioscorea bulbifera ?

Dioscorea bulbifera ?; . id tuber plant 031010MK1i – efloraofindia | Google Groups Fruit for Id – ID09082017SH2 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1) Fruit for Id pl. Location – Near Guhagar (Konkan, Maharashtra) Date – 01.08.2017 This is bulbil of Dioscorea sp. – may be D. bulbifera. .

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Dioscorea bulbifera

Dioscorea bulbifera L. , Sp. Pl. 1033 1753. (Syn: Dioscorea anthropophagorum A.Chev.; Dioscorea bulbifera var. albotuberosa Y.F.Zhou, Z.L.Xu & Y.Y.Hang; Dioscorea bulbifera var. anthropophagorum (A.Chev.) Summerh.; Dioscorea bulbifera var. crispata (Roxb.) Prain; Dioscorea bulbifera f. domestica (Makino) Makino & Nemoto; Dioscorea bulbifera var. elongata (F.M.Bailey) Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea bulbifera var. pulchella (Roxb.) Prain; Dioscorea bulbifera […]

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Dioscorea alata

Dioscorea alata L., Sp. Pl. 1033 1753. (Syn: Dioscorea alata var. globosa (Roxb.) Prain; Dioscorea alata var. purpurea (Roxb.) A.Pouchet; Dioscorea alata var. tarri Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea alata var. vera Prain & Burkill; Dioscorea atropurpurea Roxb.; Dioscorea colocasiifolia Pax; Dioscorea eburina Lour.; Dioscorea eburnea Lour.; Dioscorea globosa Roxb.; Dioscorea javanica Queva; Dioscorea purpurea Roxb.; […]

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