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Family: DIOSCOREACEAE 

 Dioscorea tokoro
 

Collection Beppe - Photo Evelyn Durst.
ID is pending on this photo.

  
Author:  Tomitarô Makino 1894
Family:  Dioscoreaceae
Habitat:  Japan, China
Soil:  Rich Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  0,7-1 centimetres
Height:  3 metres
Flower:  Greenish Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings/Tubercles
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Dioscorea yokusai Prain & Burkill 1904. Dioscorea saidae R. Knuth 1924. Dioscorea wichurae Uline ex R. Knuth 1924.

Photo from Yamasaki Lab.

   This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was given this name by Tomitarô Makino in 1894. It is found in Japan and China, growing in a rich and well drained soil with some water and little to some sun. The rhizomes can grow to only seven to ten millimetres, the vines up to three metres. The small flowers are greenish yellow. It forms tubercles on the vines.

 I do have to confess: This might not be considered a caudiciform, with the thin rhizomes, after all.