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Family: DIOSCOREACEAE 

 Dioscorea hemicrypta
 

Wild plants near Oudtshoorn.

  
Author:  Isaac Henry Burkill 1952
Family:  Dioscoreaceae
Habitat:  South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  50 centimetres
Height:  4 metres
Flower:  Green
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Large plant near Calitzdorp.

The fruits.

Leaves are blue-greyish.

The habitat north of Oudtshoorn.

The young seedlings looks like this. Most "young" plants are new growth points of an old, dieing plant.

   This member of the Dioscoreaceae family was described by Isaac Henry Burkill in 1952. It is found in South Africa, in the Calitzdorp area, growing in well drained soil with some water and some sun I have never seen it grow on the sunny side; always in the shadows. The caudex can grow up to 50 centimetres in diameter and 1,5 meter height. The vines will reach four meters or more. The flowers are greenish.

This is a winter grower.

It can both be rough or smooth. Both are real old plants.

Young, but rough.

Five huge plants.