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Family: DIOSCOREACEAE 

 Dioscorea buchananii
 

Photo by Robert Maijer.

  
Author:  George Bentham 1882
Family:  Dioscoreaceae
Habitat:  Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 centimetres long
Height:  9 metres
Flower:  Greenish Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Dioscorea mildbraediana R. Knuth 1934. Dioscorea rhacodes R. Knuth 1937

Photo by Robert Maijer.

   This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by George Bentham in 1882. It is found in Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, growing in a rich but well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in length ,and the vines can reach nine metres.