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Family: DIOSCOREACEAE 

 Dioscorea communis
 
  
Author:  Lizabeth R. Caddick & Paul Wilkin 2002
Family:  Dioscoreaceae
Habitat:  Southern - Eastern Europe, Southern England, Northern Africa
Soil:  Peat or mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  3-6 Meters
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Roots
Pop names:  Black Bryony, Black Bindweed, Blackeye Root, Lady's-seal, Jumfrurod, Spekwortel, Herbe-aux-femmes-battues, Tamier, Echte Schmerwurz, Schmerwurz
Synonyms:  Tamus communis Linnaeus,  Tamus cretica Linnaeus, Tamus edulis Lowe, Tamus racemosa Gouan
Got it from:  Honselersdijk, The Netherlands
Year:  2004

The "caudex" is more like rhizomes, I have to admit.

Within the red berries, 4-6 seeds are found.

   This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was described by Carl von Linnaeus as Tamus, and later by Lizabeth R. Caddick and Paul Wilkin in 2002, as Dioscorea. It is found in Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Hungary; Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom, Albania, Bulgaria, Former Yugoslavia, Greece, Crete, Italy,  Romania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine ,Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. It is growing in a well drained rich soil with some water and some sun. The caudex will grow to 20 centimetres in diameter and 50 centimetres long. The wines can reach for three or even six meters. The flowers are small and white, and besides form seeds, the plant can be reproduced by root cuttings.

 This is a Dioecious plant; you need both a male and a female plant to obtain the red fruits.